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Legislative Report – June 5, 1984

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-06-05

Duration: 00:25:01

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1984 | Politics | Government | Teacher pay raises | Banking Industry | Environment | Water pollution | WATER SUPPLY


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Epling, Carrel Interviewee
  • Lynn, Bruce Speaker
  • Dastugue, Quentin Speaker
  • Adley, Robert Interviewee
  • Lowenthal, Margaret Interviewee
  • Loy, Fred Interviewee
  • Norton, Pat Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from June 5, 1984, features Ken Johnson and Robyn Ekings hosting a daily legislative report on the 1984 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Johnson first reports on the day’s headlines. These stories include: a press conference with Governor Edwin Edwards discussing his decision to pull his $293 million tax plan to fund teacher pay raises from the House calendar; an interview with Carrel Epling of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers on the Governor’s decision; State Representative Bruce Lynn and State Representative Quentin Dastugue debating the multi-parish banking bill on the House floor; and an interview with State Representative Robert Adley on a bill expanding advertising on Interstate highways. Next, Ekings reports on the growing concerns over ground water contamination in Louisiana. Her report highlights a bill making hazardous waste leakage at deep well injection sites illegal. Her report includes interviews with State Representative Margaret Lowenthal and Fred Loy of the Louisiana Chemical Association. Lastly, Johnson and Ekings conduct an in-studio interview with Secretary Pat Norton of the Department of Environmental Quality and Fred Loy of the Louisiana Chemical Association. They discuss the proposed regulations to stop ground water contamination.