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Legislative Recap – May 13, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-05-13

Duration: 00:07:38

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1983 | BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Taxes | Elections, 1984 | United States presidential election, 1984 | Louisiana Public Service Commission | Public utilities | Electric cooperatives | Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES | BFI Waste Systems | RETIREMENT SYSTEMS | Traffic safety | Child car seats


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Reilly, Kevin Speaker
  • Dimos, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Scott, Jock Interviewee
  • Campbell, Foster Speaker
  • Cross, Mike Speaker
  • Schwaab, John Speaker
  • Frankland, Peggy Interviewee
  • Nelson, Sydney Speaker
  • Baker, Richard Interviewee


This segment from the May 13, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings and David Young’s recap of the week’s major events at the 1983 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These stories include: State Representative Kevin Reilly, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, speaking at the Baton Rouge Press Club about the need to change Louisiana’s tax structure; interviews with State Representative Jimmy Dimos and State Representative Jock Scott on Dimos’ resolution suspending Louisiana’s 1984 presidential primary; State Senator Foster Campbell, State Senator Mike Cross, and attorney John Schwaab testifying on Campbell’s bill placing the state’s 13 rural electric cooperatives under the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission; an interview with Peggy Frankland at a rally of environmental groups urging the Environmental Control Commission to close down the BFI landfill in Willow Springs; State Senator Sydney Nelson testifying on his constitutional amendment related to funding the state’s retirement system; and an interview with State Representative Richard Baker on his bill requiring all children under the age of five to use car seats. Host: Beth George