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Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne (2014)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-09-08

Duration: 00:28:35

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | DARDENNE, JAY | Louisiana. Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Tourism | Poverty Point State Park (La.) | Economy | Tax exemptions | STATE BUDGET | HIGHER EDUCATION | COASTAL RESTORATION | Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast


  • Dardenne, Jay Speaker


A speech by Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne before the Baton Rouge Press Club on September 8, 2014. Dardenne is an unannounced candidate for the 2015 gubernatorial election. He talks about the state of Louisiana tourism, including: recent budget cuts; non-recurring BP funds; the recent tourism summit held in Jefferson Parish; 2013 as a record breaking year for tax revenue; Louisiana tourism’s digital ranking; employment; attracting international visitors; the upcoming television spots celebrating 2015 as the “Year of Food; and capitalizing on Poverty Point being named a World Heritage Site. He also discusses Louisiana’s future, including: the possibility of an economic revival; tax exemptions; funding for higher education and the WISE fund; the state budget; transportation and infrastructure; the Coastal Restoration Master Plan; the economics of tourism; and Louisiana as a retirement destination.