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Fiscal Session, Week 4 (1996)

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: 1996-05-24

Duration: 00:10:10

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1996 | STATE BUDGET | SALES TAX


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Alario, John Speaker
  • LeBlanc, Jerry Luke Interviewee
  • Bruneau, Peppi Speaker
  • Skelton, Fred Interviewee
  • Thompson, Francis Interviewee
  • Perkins, Tony Speaker
  • Jenkins, Woody Interviewee


This segment from the May 24, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the fourth week of the 1996 Fiscal Session of the Louisiana Legislature. His report focuses on the House passing the state budget and a renewal of the four-cent sales tax exemption. It includes: State Representative John Alario presenting the bill renewing the sales tax exemption; an interview with State Representative Jerry Luke LeBlanc, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee; State Representative Peppi Bruneau debating an amendment adding regulations to the $9 million urban development fund; an interview with Fred Skelton of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers on teacher pay raises; an interview with State Representative Francis Thompson on the budget including payments for state debt; State Representative Tony Perkins imitating a pig on the House floor; and an interview with State Representative Woody Jenkins on his disappointment with state spending. Host: Robert Collins