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Gov. Dave Treen Interview – June 3, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-06-03

Duration: 00:08:55

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1983 | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Government reorganization | Louisiana. Department of Environmental Quality | Louisiana. Department of Corrections | Louisiana. Department of Public Safety | STATE BUDGET | Multibank holding companies | Banking Industry


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Young, David Host
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee


This segment from the June 3, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings and David Young’s on-set interview with Governor Dave Treen on the 1983 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Governor Treen discusses: the merger of the Departments of Corrections and Public Safety as the best way to create the new Department of Environmental Quality; his administration’s progress on handling environmental issues; not wanting to wait for the passage of a constitutional amendment to create a 21st executive branch department; the current state budget proposal; his administration’s efforts to reduce spending; his commitment to not reducing essential state services; and his view of the proposal to allow multibank holding companies in Louisiana.