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Louisiana's Declining State Revenues (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-10-22

Duration: 00:06:17

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Economy | Recessions | Louisiana. Legislature | State Budget Cuts | State employee pay raises | Supply-side economics


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Perlman, Ralph Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Hainkel, John Interviewee
  • Moore, Henson Interviewee


This segment from the October 22, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on Louisiana’s declining state revenues due to the economic recession. This report touches on Governor Dave Treen’s 4.4% across the board budget cuts and a meeting of a Legislative subcommittee organized by Speaker of the House John Hainkel with a goal of identifying areas to cut the budget in order to fund state employee pay raises. It also includes an interview with Congressman Henson Moore discussing the beginning of the economic recovery under “Reaganomics,” President Ronald Reagan’s policy of supply-side economics. Host: Beth George