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Legislative Session, Week 1 (1994)

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: 1994-04-29

Duration: 00:11:29

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1994 | Politics | Government | STATE BUDGET | SALES TAX | State employee pay raises


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Laborde, Raymond Speaker
  • Triche, Warren Speaker
  • Rombach, John Speaker
  • Landrieu, Mitch Interviewee
  • McMains, Chuck Interviewee
  • Theriot, Steve Interviewee
  • Roach, Randy Interviewee


This segment from the April 29, 1994, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robert Collins and Jeff Duhe reporting on the action at the first week of the 1994 Fiscal Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Collins first presents highlights of Governor Edwin Edwards’ opening address to the Legislature, where he discusses the lack of funding for state employee pay raises following Attorney General Richard Ieyoub’s opinion calling for the state casino board to solicit new bids for the casino in New Orleans. Duhe then reports on the House debate on the state budget and renewal of the state sales tax. His report includes: highlights of Commissioner of Administration Raymond Laborde presenting the state budget on the House floor; State Representative Warren Triche questioning John Rombach of the Legislative Fiscal Office about state employee pay raises; and interviews with State Representatives Mitch Landrieu, Chuck McMains, Steve Theriot, and Randy Roach.