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State Budget Debate (1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-06-08

Duration: 00:10:05

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1979 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | STATE BUDGET | Teacher pay raises | State employee pay raises


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Henry, Bubba Speaker
  • Perlman, Ralph Speaker
  • Laborde, R.J. Speaker
  • Simoneaux, Frank Speaker
  • Gunter, Carl Speaker


This segment from the June 8, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an in-depth report on the debate over the state budget on the floor of the House of Representatives. The debate focuses on how much money is available to spend, the possibility of setting a ceiling on spending, and the formulas for state employee and teacher pay raises. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome