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Gov. Edwin Edwards - June 6, 1994

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-06-6

Duration: 01:08:18

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1994 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Politics | Government | MEDICAID | Abortion | Crime | CRIME PREVENTION | Drugs | Prayer in the public schools | Firearms and crime | Juvenile Delinquents | Law Enforcement


  • Duhe, Jeff Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


Jeff Duhe hosts live coverage of Governor Edwin Edwards’ opening address to a 1994 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature on June 6, 1994. During his speech, Governor Edwards discusses the issues included in the call for the special session, including crime, teacher evaluations, voter registration, unemployment compensation, boll weevil eradication, Medicaid funding for abortions for victims of incest or rape, video poker, motor vehicle inspections, and the prevailing wage law. He also outlines his legislative package on crime and crime prevention, including additional law enforcement officers in metro areas around the state, drug rehabilitation, voluntary prayer in public schools, prohibiting the possession of firearms by juveniles, and permitting sweep searches in high crime areas for illegal drugs and weapons. Lastly, Governor Edwards announces his decision to not seek re-election in 1995.