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Tackling Louisiana’s Budget Deficit (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-01-22

Duration: 00:04:42

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Budget deficits | Edwards, John Bel | DARDENNE, JAY


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Dardenne, Jay Speaker


This segment from the January 22, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s report on Governor John Bel Edwards’ proposals for tackling the state’s $750 million mid-year budget shortfall and the projected $1.9 billion budget deficit for the next fiscal year. This report includes highlights from a press conference with Governor Edwards and Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne outlining the administration’s proposals, including tax increases. It also includes State Treasurer John Kennedy’s negative reaction to the plan. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford