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Gov. Buddy Roemer Interview (April 1989)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-04-07

Duration: 00:27:34

Subjects: Tax reform | Roemer, Buddy | Education | HIGHER EDUCATION | Economy | Transportation


  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Roemer, Buddy Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from April 7, 1989, features Ken Lormand’s interview with Governor Buddy Roemer. He discusses: the highs and lows of his first year in office; the state budget; his efforts to improve K-12 education; the higher education desegregation case; his efforts to improve the state’s business climate and bring jobs to Louisiana; the upcoming April 29th election on his tax reform plan; his attitude towards the Legislature; the importance of creating a transportation trust fund in order to receive federal funding; and his future plans.