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Legislative Session Preview (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-04-13

Duration: 00:26:11

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1990 | STATE BUDGET | Taxes


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Cross, Mike Interviewee
  • Lauricella, Hank Interviewee
  • Jumonville, J.E. Interviewee
  • Adley, Robert Interviewee
  • Ackal, Bo Interviewee
  • Drennen, Mark Interviewee
  • Decuir, Oswald Interviewee
  • Mills, P.J. Interviewee
  • Foster, Mike Interviewee
  • Tucker, Jim Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from April 13, 1990, features a preview of the 1990 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Karen Nachman first reports on the major issues of the legislative session, including the $750 million state budget deficit, abortion, higher education, a statewide lottery, and gambling. She interviews: State Senator Mike Cross; State Senator Hank Lauricella; State Senator J.E. Jumonville; State Representative Robert Adley; State Representative Bo Ackal; Mark Drennen, the president of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR); and State Senator Oswald Decuir. Robert Collins then moderates a panel discussion with P.J. Mills, the chief of staff to Governor Buddy Roemer, State Senator Mike Foster, and Jim Tucker, a municipal credit analyst with Howard Weil in New Orleans. They discuss: the state budget deficit; proposed taxes, including changes to the sales tax and the homestead exemption; and the impact of the state budget debate on the bond market.