The Executive Office of the Governor manages the governor's action initiatives and oversees implementation of gubernatorial policies, responds to constituent requests, and provides the general administration and support services required by the governor.
The Executive Office of the Governor conducts cabinet meetings; provides legal counsel to the governor; coordinates media communications and legislative liaison for the governor; and maintains efficient operations personally affecting the governor, including constituent affairs, security, scheduling, office budget, management of the governor's mansion, and personnel matters. In addition, the Executive Office of the Governor oversees gubernatorial initiatives and policies in such areas as education, economic development, natural resources and environment, public safety and corrections, transportation and infrastructure, human resources, and intergovernmental relations; and develops and/or monitors state responses to federal programs that have a direct relationship to the state.
The Executive Office of the Governor has only one program, Administrative Program. Therefore the mission and goals of the Executive Office of the Governor are the same as those listed for the Administrative Program in the program description that follows.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $86,849 will be paid in Fiscal Year 1998-1999 for long-term debt incurred on behalf of this agency from the previous sale of bonds. Total long-term debt service payments for the state for Fiscal Year 1998-1999 are reflected in the Governor's Executive Budget Supporting Document in Non-Appropriated Requirements, Schedule 22-922.
This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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