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Gov. Dave Treen - April 19, 1982

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-04-19

Duration: 00:42:36

Subjects: Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1982 | Politics | Government | Coastal Wetlands Environmental Levy | Taxes | CAPITAL OUTLAY | COASTAL EROSION | Environment | Crime | Drunk driving | DWI | WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION | Workers' compensation | Labor | Construction projects | PREVAILING WAGES | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Financial disclosure | Transparency in government


  • George, Beth Host
  • Treen, Dave Speaker


Beth George hosts live coverage of Governor Dave Treen’s opening address to the 1982 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature on April 19, 1982. In his speech titled “Building a Better Louisiana,” Governor Treen outlines his proposal for a Coastal Wetlands Environmental Levy (CWEL), a tax on the transportation of oil and natural gas through Louisiana, which will pay for capital outlay projects, combating coastal erosion, and research into alternative sources of energy. He also touches on other bills within his legislative package, including an inmate labor law, mandatory jail sentences for drunk drivers, workmen’s compensation reform, the repeal of the prevailing wage law, cleaning up hazardous waste disposal sites, and a financial disclosure law for statewide elected officials.