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WWNO and LSU Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs hosting Louisiana budget discussion on March 7


The Manship School’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, along with WWNO — New Orleans Public Radio are hosting a Louisiana budget panel discussion in which students and experts will deliberate the current budget crisis in the state.

“Solve the Budget” will take place Monday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m. in LSU’s Journalism Building’s Holliday Forum. The discussion will center on Louisiana’s current budget deficit, which lawmakers are calling the biggest financial hole Louisiana has ever seen.

Panelists will include LSU students, journalists, LSU faculty, representatives from the Louisiana Budget Project and former state budget directors including Jim Richardson, Director of LSU’s Public Administration Institute; Belinda Davis, Associate Professor, Political Science and Associate Director of the Public Policy Research Lab, LSU; Jan Moller, Director, Louisiana Budget Project; Steve Winham, former Director of State of the Louisiana Executive Budget Office; and moderator Gordon Russell, Managing Editor of Investigations, The Advocate.

This event will be open to the public. Students, alumni, friends of the school, media and other members of the community are encouraged to participate as questions will be taken from the audience. A light reception will follow immediately after.

This panel discussion is a part of a series of events the Manship School and The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs will host leading up to the 2016 presidential election, emphasizing the Manship School’s commitment and focus on media and public affairs.

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