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Gov. Kathleen Blanco - April 30, 2007

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-04-30

Duration: 00:40:59

Subjects: Blanco, Kathleen Babineaux, 1942- | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2007 | Politics | Government | Education | Early childhood education | HIGHER EDUCATION | Teacher pay raises | State employee pay raises | ROADS | COASTAL RESTORATION | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Health Care | PROPERTY TAXES


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Erwin, Barry Guest
  • Blanco, Kathleen Speaker


Robyn Ekings hosts live coverage of Governor Kathleen Blanco’s opening address to the 2007 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature on April 30, 2007. Prior to the speech, Ekings and Barry Erwin of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) preview the major issues of the session. During her speech, Governor Blanco discusses: her decision to not run for re-election; investing $600 million in education; expanding the pre-K program; fully funding the BESE Board’s high school redesign program; teacher pay raises; establishing a needs-based financial aid program for higher education; fully funding the higher education formula; state employee pay raises; investing in road improvements; coastal restoration; expanding economic development; improving the health care delivery system; and property insurance reform. Following the speech, Ekings and Erwin analyze Governor Blanco’s remarks.