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State Budget Update (June 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: 1996-06-21

Duration: 00:16:15

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


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Winham, Steve Interviewee
  • Rombach, John Interviewee


This segment from the June 21, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robert Collins’ in-studio interview with Steve Winham, state budget director, and John Rombach of the Legislative Fiscal Office. They discuss the state budget passed at the 1996 Fiscal Session of the Louisiana Legislature, including: the pay raises for top officials; the two-year federal bailout of the Medicaid program; the status of funding for school-based health clinics and school employee pay raises; the possibility of a special session; the next steps for the Medicaid program; and the cooperation between the Foster Administration and the Legislature on the state budget.