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Taxing Louisiana (1987)



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-10-02

Duration: 00:59:09

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Tax reform | Taxes


  • Zewe, Charles Host
  • Chehardy, Lawrence Panelist
  • Richardson, Jim Panelist
  • Juneau, Dan Panelist
  • Dodson, David Panelist
  • Moffett, Jim Bob Panelist
  • Drennen, Mark Panelist
  • Jackson, Kay Panelist


This program from October 2, 1987, features Charles Zewe leading a panel discussion on the need for tax reform in Louisiana. The panelists are: Jefferson Parish Assessor Lawrence Chehardy; Dr. Jim Richardson, an economics professor at LSU and the director of LSU’s Public Administration Institute; Dan Juneau, the vice president for governmental relations with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI); David Dodson, editor of the Baton Rouge Business Report; Jim Bob Moffett, the chairman of Freeport-McMoRan and the head of the Louisiana Council for Fiscal Reform; Mark Drennen, the president of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR); and Secretary Kay Jackson of the Louisiana Department of Commerce. They discuss: the difficulty in attracting new businesses to Louisiana due to the state’s tax structure; the state budget deficit; the Council for Fiscal Reform’s proposal; other fiscal reform proposals; and tax exemptions.