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State Budget Deficit Projections - April 8, 1983

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-04-08

Duration: 00:07:59

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Budget deficits | Louisiana. Legislature. Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget | State Budget Cuts | Tax exemptions | Taxes | INCOME TAX | SALES TAX | Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, Inc.


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Reilly, Kevin Interviewee
  • Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty" Speaker
  • Ackal, Bo Speaker
  • Scogin, Ed Speaker
  • Thiel, Art Interviewee


This segment from the April 8, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an update on the state’s projected budget deficit. This report touches on Governor Dave Treen’s plan to balance the budget through cuts to social programs and a reduction in the number of state employees, as well as the possibility of suspending the state income and sales tax exemptions in order to raise additional revenues. Host: Beth George