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Louisiana's Dependence on Oil Revenues (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-02-25

Duration: 00:08:56

Subjects: Drennen, Mark | Louisiana. Legislative Fiscal Office | Perlman, Ralph R., 1917-2013 | STATE BUDGET | Budget deficits | OIL INDUSTRY | Economy | Recessions


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Drennen, Mark Interviewee
  • Perlman, Ralph Interviewee


This segment from the February 25, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features interviews with the two of the state’s fiscal advisors, Mark Drennen of the Legislative Fiscal Office and State Budget Director Ralph Perlman. They discussed the state budget’s dependence on oil and gas revenues, the impact of falling oil prices, and their views of Louisiana’s economic future. Host: Beth George