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Legislative Report – July 5, 1985

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: 1985-07-05

Duration: 00:27:05

Subjects: Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1985 | Economy | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | UNEMPLOYMENT | Politics


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Fernandez, Manny Interviewee
  • Ullo, Chris Interviewee
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Interviewee
  • Tauzin, Billy Interviewee
  • Moore, Henson Interviewee
  • Roemer, Buddy Interviewee
  • Long, Russell Interviewee
  • Livingston, Bob Interviewee
  • Boggs, Lindy Interviewee
  • Hebert, Dennis Interviewee
  • Dimos, Jimmy Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from July 5, 1985, features Ken Johnson hosting a daily legislative report on the 1985 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. He first reports on the House passing State Senator William Jefferson’s emergency management right to know bill, including interviews with State Representatives Manny Fernandez and Chris Ullo. Next, Johnson presents a rebroadcast of his report on the need to attract new industries to the state due to the decline in the oil and gas industries. He interviews: United States Senator J. Bennett Johnston; Congressman Billy Tauzin; Congressman Henson Moore; Congressman Buddy Roemer; United States Senator Russell Long; Congressman Bob Livingston; and Congresswoman Lindy Boggs. Lastly, Johnson conducts an in-studio interview with State Representatives Dennis Hebert and Jimmy Dimos. They discuss: Louisiana’s high unemployment rate; the state’s dependence on the oil and gas industries; their views on the efforts to reform the state’s unemployment compensation benefits and to make right to work a constitutional amendment; the labor-management climate in the state; and the importance of improving public education in the state in order to attract new businesses.