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Governor Treen’s State Budget Plan (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-12-02

Duration: 00:07:48

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1983 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Louisiana. Department of Education | Louisiana. Department of Transportation and Development | Taxes | INCOME TAX


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Gaston, Robert Interviewee
  • Hardy, Paul Interviewee
  • Nelson, Sydney Interviewee
  • Laborde, Raymond Interviewee
  • Reilly, Kevin, Sr. Interviewee


This segment from the December 2, 1983, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ report on Governor Dave Treen’s plan to cut 5.8% across the board from the state budget to close the state’s $155 million budget deficit if the Legislature does not raise additional revenues in the upcoming Special Session. Ekings interviews Deputy Superintendent of Education Dr. Robert Gaston and Secretary Paul Hardy of the Department on Transportation and Development, who discuss the impact of a 5.8% budget cut on the work of their departments. She also interviews State Senator Sydney Nelson, State Representative Raymond Laborde, and State Representative Kevin Reilly, who discuss the likelihood of the Legislature raising revenue during the Special Session and the possibility that they will repeal Governor Treen’s income tax cut from 1981. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Ken Johnson