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Inspector General Stephen Street (2016)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech, News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-05-16

Duration: 00:29:34

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Street, Stephen, Jr. | Louisiana. Office of State Inspector General | STATE BUDGET | Political corruption


  • Street, Stephen Speaker


A speech by Inspector General Stephen Street before the Baton Rouge Press Club on May 16, 2016. He discusses: the 2012 and 2016 attempts by the House Appropriations Committee to eliminate his office’s funding; the people’s low tolerance for public corruption since Hurricane Katrina; the mission of his office; his view that the office should have protected funding in the state budget; his office’s recent work in the areas of fraud and government waste; the impact of the budget instability on his office; and the uniqueness of the office within state government. He also answers questions from the audience.