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Gov. Edwin Edwards - March 29, 1993

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-03-29

Duration: 00:44:40

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1993 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Taxes | State Budget Cuts | STATE BUDGET | HEALTH INSURANCE | CAPITAL OUTLAY | Tax exemptions | HIGHER EDUCATION


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter


Robert Collins hosts live coverage of Governor Edwin Edwards’ opening address to the 1993 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature on March 29, 1993. During his speech, Governor Edwards discusses: the failure to pass new taxes or cut the $618 million needed to balance the budget in the recently completed special session; his legislative package related to health insurance for the uninsured; the capital outlay bill; tax exemptions; and the impact of the impending budget cuts to social programs and higher education. Following the speech, capitol correspondent Jeff Duhe interviews Governor Edwards on his plan to close the loopholes related to tax exemptions.