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Gov. Dave Treen - December 7, 1983

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-12-7

Duration: 00:25:16

Subjects: Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1983 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Politics | Government | STATE BUDGET | Budget deficits | Taxes | INCOME TAX | Sin taxes | CIGARETTE TAXES | Gasoline -- Taxation


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Treen, Dave Speaker


Robyn Ekings hosts a special report on Governor Dave Treen’s opening address to a special session of the Louisiana Legislature on December 7, 1983. In his speech, Governor Treen presents his strategies for balancing the state’s $160 million budget deficit, including adjusting the personal income tax, raising the alcohol and cigarette taxes, and temporarily suspending the sales tax exemption on gasoline.