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Budget Woes in Lafayette & Acadia Parishes (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, Acadia Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-01-11

Duration: 00:08:55

Subjects: Local governments


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Reporter
  • Menard, Steve Interviewee
  • Comeaux, Conrad Interviewee
  • Guilliot, O.C., Jr. Interviewee


This segment from the January 11, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on the budget deficits facing the Lafayette Parish and Acadia Parish governments. Johnson reports that Lafayette Parish is facing up to a $750,000 budget deficit and that Acadia Parish has started laying off workers. He interviews: Steve Menard, finance director in Lafayette; Conrad Comeaux, Lafayette Parish councilman; and O.C. Guilliot, Jr., Lafayette Parish councilman. Host: Beth Courtney