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Gov. John Bel Edwards Press Conference (2016)




Genre: News conference

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-12-21

Duration: 00:28:19

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Louisiana Governor's Mansion (Baton Rouge, La.) | Edwards, John Bel | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Floods, 2016 | Natural Disasters | Shooting of Baton Rouge police officers, 2016 | Sterling, Alton, d. 2016


  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker


This episode of “Newsmakers” from December 21, 2016, features Governor John Bel Edwards’ end-of-the-year press conference at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge. He discusses: Venture Global’s plans to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex in Plaquemines Parish; the historic March and August floods; the July 17th ambush of six Baton Rouge law enforcement officers; the Shelter at Home program; the state’s continuing budget problems; the preparations for the United States Department of Justice’s announcement of the decision in the shooting death of Alton Sterling by two Baton Rouge police officers; and the recent FBI raids on the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, which is run by his brother, Sheriff Daniel Edwards.