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State Rep. John Bel Edwards (2014)

The Press Club



Genre: Public Affairs, News, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-07-21

Duration: 00:28:35

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Edwards, John Bel | State legislators | Politics | Elections, 2015 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 2015 | Military | Education | HIGHER EDUCATION | STATE BUDGET | Tax exemptions | MEDICAID | Health Care | Hospitals | Immigration | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Veterans


  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker


A speech by State Representative John Bel Edwards before the Baton Rouge Press Club on July 21, 2014. Edwards is a candidate in the 2015 gubernatorial election. He discusses: his career in the military and the Legislature; the need to govern from the middle; investments in K-12 and higher education; the need to focus on the state budget; tax exemptions; accepting federal funds; Medicaid expansion; the privatization of hospitals; Governor Bobby Jindal’s budget; immigration; the Common Core educational standards; and veterans’ affairs.