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Hard Times for Local Governments (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-06-12

Duration: 00:11:55

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1981 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | Local governments | MAYORS | INFLATION | Taxes


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Bonicard, Collins Interviewee
  • Weber, Ron Interviewee
  • Mouton, Sonny Interviewee


This segment from the June 12, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the difficult financial times facing local governments due to revenues falling behind inflation and a limited tax base. This report includes an interview with Ponchatoula Mayor Collins Bonicard. Host: Ron Blome