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State Budget Debate in the House (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-06-11

Duration: 00:10:30

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1982 | LEGISLATION | STATE BUDGET | Louisiana. Legislative Fiscal Office | Teacher pay raises | State employee pay raises | Professional Improvement Program | RALLIES | Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Drennen, Mark Speaker
  • Hainkel, John Speaker
  • Leithman, Ken Speaker
  • Jackson, Alphonse Speaker
  • Reilly, Kevin Speaker
  • Kember, Soup Speaker
  • Scogin, Ed Speaker


This segment from the June 11, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the debate over the state budget in the House of Representatives. The debate focuses on the differing revenue projections available to legislators, adding money into the budget for state employee and teacher pay raises and ending the Professional Improvement Program (PIPS) bonus pay plan for teachers. This report also includes footage of teachers and state employees rallying for pay raises on the steps of the state capitol. Host: Beth George