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Lawrence C. St. Blanc
Executive Secretary of the Louisiana Public Service Commission

Lawrence C. St. Blanc has served as Executive Secretary of the Louisiana Public Service Commission since 1995. The Public Service Commission was constitutionally created to oversee the regulation of public utilities and common carriers statewide. Mr. St. Blanc advises the Commission as a public body, as well as the five elected commissioners and their executive staff. He also serves as liaison between the public utilities/common carriers and the Commissioners and their staff as well as custodian of public records. Prior to his current position, Mr. St. Blanc was Executive Assistant to then Commissioner Kathleen Blanco. St. Blanc has a B.S. in Agriculture Business and Science Education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He has also been a University Professor with Southwestern Louisiana University and a teacher in the St. Mary Parish School System.

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07/16 - Regular and Extraordinary: Legislative Review

Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana’s budget battle?

After one regular session and two extraordinary ones, Louisiana’s Legislature has produced a balanced budget, but, at what cost? Who are the winners and losers in this year’s budget battle? And how can the state’s tax structure be reformed to avoid a future budget crisis? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Regular & Extraordinary: Legislative Review” Wednesday, July 13 at 7 pm on LPB HD. (Recording Tuesday, July 12)

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