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Pro/Con: Funding Teacher Pay Raises through Budget Cuts (1977)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-06-3

Duration: 00:06:31

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1977 | Louisiana. Legislature | LEGISLATION | Politics | STATE BUDGET | State Budget Cuts | Teacher pay raises


  • Reilly, Kevin Speaker
  • Brown, Jim Speaker
  • George, Beth Host


This segment from the June 3, 1977, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a Pro/Con debate on the budget cuts made by Governor Edwin Edwards in order to fund teacher pay raises. State Representative Kevin Reilly, the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, spoke in favor of the cuts, while State Senator Jim Brown of Ferriday spoke against the cuts. Host: Beth George