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State’s Fiscal Woes (1987)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-11-06

Duration: 00:11:58

Subjects: Roemer, Buddy | STATE BUDGET | Edwards, Edwin W. | Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference | Landrieu, Mary, 1955-


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Nunez, Sammy Speaker
  • Richardson, Jim Speaker
  • Perlman, Ralph Speaker
  • Cochran, Steve Speaker
  • Alario, John Speaker
  • Rombach, John Speaker
  • Landrieu, Mary Speaker


This segment from the November 6, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton’s report on the state’s cash flow problems and the state budget deficit. He first reports on the meeting between Governor Edwin Edwards and Governor-Elect Buddy Roemer at the Governor’s Mansion to discuss these fiscal issues, their first meeting since the 1987 gubernatorial election. Next, Hinton reports on the first emergency meeting of the Revenue Estimating Conference to determine the extent of the cash flow issue and budget deficit. It includes comments by: Senate President Sammy Nunez; Dr. Jim Richardson, LSU economist; Ralph Perlman, executive budget officer; Steve Cochran, Roemer Transition Team; Speaker of the House John Alario; and John Rombach of the Senate Fiscal Office. Lastly, Hinton presents highlights of the speech by State Treasurer-Elect Mary Landrieu at the Baton Rouge Press Club.