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Fiscal Session, Week 3 (1996)

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: 1996-05-17

Duration: 00:15:14

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1996 | STATE BUDGET


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Rombach, John Interviewee
  • Winham, Steve Interviewee
  • Williams, Carolyn Interviewee
  • Kyle, Dan Interviewee
  • Jetson, Raymond Interviewee


This segment from the May 17, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robert Collins and Arcie Chapa reporting on the third week of the 1996 Fiscal Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Collins first conducts an in-studio interview with John Rombach of the Legislative Fiscal Office and Steve Winham, state budget director. They discuss the $12 billion state budget approved by the House Appropriations Committee, the tax renewals included in the budget, how the Foster Administration is addressing the problems with the Medicaid program, and the $1.3 million in pay raises allocated for Governor Foster’s appointees. Chapa then reports on the Foster Administration’s decision to keep church-based after school tutoring programs in the state budget. She interviews: Carolyn Williams, retired teacher and volunteer; Dan Kyle, Legislative Auditor; and State Representative Raymond Jetson.