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State Budget Confusion (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-07-02

Duration: 00:06:46

Subjects: Politics | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1982 | LEGISLATION | STATE BUDGET | Budget deficits | Louisiana. Division of Administration | Louisiana. Legislative Fiscal Office | Treen, David C., 1928-2009


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty" Interviewee
  • Chabert, Leonard Interviewee
  • Treen, Dave Speaker


This segment from the July 2, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the confusion over the amount of the state budget deficit because of the conflicting revenue estimates provided by the Governor’s Budget Office and the Legislative Fiscal Office. This report includes an interview with State Senator Leonard Chabert, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, alleging that the Treen Administration is hiding a budget surplus in order to have money available for the 1983 election year, as well as a press conference with Governor Dave Treen refuting those claims. Host: Beth George