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Edgar Cage & Rev. Lee Wesley, Together BR (2019)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-04-22

Duration: 00:35:30

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Industrial Tax Exemption Program | Tax exemptions | Local governments | Together Baton Rouge | Together Louisiana


  • Wesley, Lee Speaker
  • Cage, Edgar Speaker


A speech by Reverend Lee Wesley and Edgar Cage before the Baton Rouge Press Club on April 22, 2019. They represent Together Baton Rouge and Together Louisiana. Wesley is the pastor at the Community Bible Baptist Church and Cage is a community activist. They discuss: the work of their organizations; their opposition to legislation moving control of the Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP) from local governments back to the state government; the history of ITEP; and their concerns about the lack of accountability in the program. They also answer questions from the audience.