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Balancing the State Budget (2014)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-03-14

Duration: 00:06:41

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2014 | STATE BUDGET | Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Washington, D Ray Editor
  • Moller, Jan Interviewee
  • Procopio, Steven Interviewee


This segment from the March 14, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on the complicated process of putting together the state budget. Sanford reports that lawmakers will have to deal with an $87 million shortfall during the 2014 Legislative Session. Her report covers: the general fund, dedicated funds, and fund sweeps; the differences between recurring and non-recurring revenues; and the role of the Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference. Sanford interviews Jan Moller of the Louisiana Budget Project and Dr. Steven Procopio of the Public Affairs Research Council.