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Democratic Response to Governor Jindal's 2012 Opening Address to the Legislature




Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-03-12

Duration: 00:23:10

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2012 | Politics | Government | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Democratic Party (La.) | Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus | STATE BUDGET | Retirement | Louisiana -- Officials and employees | Educational vouchers | Education | State Budget Cuts | HIGHER EDUCATION | Health Care | Privatization | Prisons


  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Smith, Pat Speaker


The Louisiana Democratic Party’s response to Governor Bobby Jindal’s Opening Address to the 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature on March 12, 2012. State Representative John Bel Edwards, the Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, and State Representative Pat Smith, the Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, share their concerns over Governor Jindal’s plans for the proposed state budget, retirement reform for state employees, school vouchers, state budget cuts in higher education and health care, and the privatization of prisons.