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Revenue Estimating Conference Meeting (1988)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-01-08

Duration: 00:08:03

Subjects: Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference | STATE BUDGET


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Sockman, Roger Reporter
  • Black, Bill Speaker
  • Perlman, Ralph Speaker
  • Nunez, Sammy Speaker
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Kendrick, Brian Speaker


This segment from the January 8, 1988, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Roger Sockman’s report on the meeting of the Revenue Estimating Conference. He reports that the REC adopted $16 dollars a barrel as the oil price used to project state revenue. It includes comments by: Bill Black, state fiscal analyst; Ralph Perlman, executive budget officer; Senate President Sammy Nunez; and Commissioner of Administration Brian Kendrick. Sockman’s report also includes an interview with Governor-Elect Buddy Roemer on his preference for budget cuts over taxes to deal with the state budget deficit, as well as highlights of a press conference with Governor-Elect Roemer announcing his recommendations for more budget cuts. Host: Rob Hinton