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Gov. Buddy Roemer Interview (Dec. 1989)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-12-29

Duration: 00:26:32

Subjects: Roemer, Buddy | Transportation | COASTAL EROSION | Drugs | Environment | STATE BUDGET | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Economy


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Roemer, Buddy Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from December 29, 1989, features Karen Nachman’s interview with Governor Buddy Roemer. He discusses: the highs and lows of 1989, including the defeat of his tax reform plan; the passage of the highway trust fund and wetlands trust fund; the passage of anti-drug legislation; his environmental policies; the projected state budget deficit; his economic development trips; the economy; his efforts to bring a baseball team to New Orleans; and his hopes for 1990. Host: Robert Collins