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Tax Reform: Your Decision (1989)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-04-21

Duration: 00:59:19

Subjects: Roemer, Buddy | Tax reform | Elections, 1989 | Economy


  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Simpson, John Interviewee
  • Spaulding, Stephen Interviewee
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Jenkins, Woody Panelist
  • Gomez, Ron Panelist
  • Clark, Wayne Panelist
  • Haynes, Leonard Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from April 21, 1989, features Ken Lormand’s in-depth report on the upcoming April 29th election on Governor Buddy Roemer’s tax reform plan. Lormand first reports on how the tax reform plan will impact individuals in Louisiana, including John Simpson, a businessman in Alexandria, and Stephen Spaulding, a retiree in Baton Rouge. Next, Lormand presents highlights of Governor Roemer’s town hall meeting in Lake Charles. Lastly, he moderates a discussion between panelists and audience members in the LPB studios on the tax reform plan. The panelists are: State Representative Woody Jenkins; State Representative Ron Gomez; Dr. Wayne Clark of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL); and Reverend Leonard Haynes of the Urban Housing Development Foundation.