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Gov. Edwin Edwards - April 25, 1994

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-04-25

Duration: 01:14:54

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1994 | Politics | Government | Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 | TEXACO | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | Unemployment insurance | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Environment | Taxes | STATE BUDGET | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Gambling | VIDEO POKER | CASINOS | Ieyoub, Richard P.


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


Robert Collins hosts live coverage of Governor Edwin Edwards’ opening address to the 1994 Fiscal Session of the Louisiana Legislature on April 25, 1994. During his speech, Governor Edwards discusses: the recent death of former President Richard Nixon; the state’s $250 million settlement with Texaco; a legislative package providing incentives to oil and gas companies to expedite drilling operations and recapture abandoned wells; unemployment compensation; the proposed hazardous waste tax; his proposed state budget; funding for economic development projects around the state; gambling, including taxes on video poker machines and his support of the land-based casino in New Orleans; and his criticism of Attorney General Richard Ieyoub’s opinion that the state casino board should re-start the bidding process for the land-based casino in New Orleans.