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Gov. Edwin Edwards - March 27, 1995

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-03-27

Duration: 01:09:29

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1995 | Politics | Government | MEDICAID | Health Care | Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference | Teacher pay raises | State employee pay raises | Unemployment insurance | Welfare


  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


A speech by Governor Edwin Edwards before the 1995 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature on March 27, 1995. Governor Edwards discusses: the reasons why Louisiana is losing $750 million in federal funding for the Medicaid program; his plan to reduce the overall Medicaid program; his disagreement with the Revenue Estimating Conference’s decision to not use gambling revenues from the casino in New Orleans to fund the teacher and state employee pay raises that were passed in 1994; unemployment insurance reform; Louisiana’s success in reducing the welfare rate; and his accomplishments during his four terms as Governor in the areas of education, the environment, prisons, economic development, inclusiveness, and legislative independence.