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04-141 Office of the Attorney General

The mission of the Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, is to achieve excellence by providing superior public legal representation, professional and effective law enforcement, and assertive public advocacy to the state of Louisiana in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

The goals of the Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, are:

1. Provide superior legal and professional services to the State of Louisiana.

2. Develop a working environment that encourages competent individuals to seek career employment in the Department of Justice.

3. Develop a state-of-the-art management information system.

4. Improve the process of recovering monies owed to the State of Louisiana and limiting the liabilities of the state.

5. Improve cooperative working relationships with federal, state' and local agencies and private sector organizations.

6. Establish criteria for measuring activity.

7. Make accessible to the citizens of Louisiana public service information.

The Department of Justice is under the direction of the Attorney General, who is authorized under Article IV, Section 8, of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974, to exercise all functions related to being the chief legal officer of the state. The Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, has five programs: Administrative, Civil Law, Criminal Law and Medicaid Fraud, Risk Litigation, and Gaming.

BUDGET SUMMARY

This agency's recommended appropriation includes $104,500 for short-term debt, including Lease Purchase agreement.

This agency does not have any long-term debt for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

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:

State General Fund (Direct)

 

$353,533

State General Fund by:

 

 

     Interagency Transfers

 

167,463

     Fees & Self-gen. Revenues

 

372,140

Federal Funds

 

   37,215

 

 

 

Total

 

$930,351


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