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Congressional Budget Plan (1995)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-02-10

Duration: 00:17:50



  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Gingrigh, Newt Speaker
  • Mulcahy, Kevin Interviewee
  • Tauzin, Mary Interviewee
  • Prejean, Harold Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Laborde, Raymond Interviewee


This segment from the February 10, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the Congressional budget plan, including the balanced budget amendment, and the potential impact of the proposed budget cuts in Louisiana. Duhe reports that federal funds make up 41% of Louisiana’s state budget. His report includes highlights of a speech by Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. He also interviews: Kevin Mulcahy, LSU political science professor; Mary Tauzin of the Louisiana Department of Education’s Food and Nutrition Service; Harold Prejean of the Office of Family Services; and Governor Edwin Edwards. Host Robert Collins then conducts an in-studio interview with Commissioner of Administration Raymond Laborde. He discusses: the 1995-1996 state budget proposal; the balanced budget amendment calling for $2 billion in cuts to Louisiana’s budget; and the status of the Medicaid compromise.