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Gov. John Bel Edwards Press Conference (2017)




Genre: News conference

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-12-20

Duration: 00:34:30

Subjects: Edwards, John Bel | Job creation | STATE BUDGET | HIGHER EDUCATION | Health Care | Louisiana. Department of Children & Family Services | Hurricane Harvey, 2017 | Criminal justice, Administration of


  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker


Governor John Bel Edwards holds an end-of-the-year press conference at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge on December 20, 2017. He discusses: job creation, including the recent deal bringing DXC Technology to New Orleans; the fiscal condition of the state; higher education; health care, including the success of the Medicaid expansion and their work in combating the opioid epidemic; the work of the Department of Children and Family Services; Louisiana’s response to Hurricane Harvey; the passage of criminal justice reform; and the 2018 fiscal cliff. Governor Edwards also answers questions from the media.