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State Budget Update (Jan. 1988)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-01-29

Duration: 00:09:35

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Roemer, Buddy


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Sockman, Roger Reporter
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Carlton, Connie Interviewee
  • Wagoner, Neil Speaker
  • Rombach, John Speaker
  • Landrieu, Mary Interviewee


This segment from the January 29, 1988, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Roger Sockman’s report on the ongoing efforts to reduce the state budget deficit. His report includes: Governor-Elect Buddy Roemer discussing his three-part plan to deal with the state’s cash flow issues, including a delay on state employee paychecks, a delay in making payments to state retirement boards, and a delay in mailing out tax refund checks; an interview with Connie Carlton of the state employees retirement board on their concerns about Roemer’s plan; highlights of a press conference with Roemer’s appointee for secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development, Neil Wagoner; John Rombach, Senate fiscal analyst, testifying before the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget; an interview with State Treasurer Mary Landrieu on the Bond Commission’s approval of $52 million in bonds; and Governor-Elect Roemer discussing his meeting with bond investors in New York City.