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Gov. John Bel Edwards - April 10, 2017

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-04-10

Duration: 00:59:11

Subjects: Edwards, John Bel | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2017 | Floods, 2016 | MEDICAID | STATE BUDGET | Tax reform | Taxes | Transportation | Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast | Criminal justice, Administration of | Equal pay for equal work | MINIMUM WAGE


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Scott, Robert Travis Guest
  • Milano, Cleo Speaker
  • Courson, Chancely Performer
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker


Andre Moreau hosts live coverage of Governor John Bel Edwards’ opening address to the 2017 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature on April 10, 2017. Prior to the speech, Moreau and Robert Travis Scott of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) preview the Governor’s speech and the session. In the House chamber, Father Cleo Milano leads a prayer and Chancely Courson sings the National Anthem. During his speech, Governor Edwards discusses: flood recovery; the impact of Medicaid expansion; his tax reform proposals; improving transportation; the 2017 coastal master plan; criminal justice reform; equal pay for women; and increasing the minimum wage. Following the speech, Moreau and Scott analyze Governor Edwards’ remarks.