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Gov. John Bel Edwards Interview [Part 1 of 2] (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-04-22

Duration: 00:11:55

Subjects: Edwards, John Bel | Politics | Government | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2016 | MEDICAID | Health Care | STATE BUDGET | TOPS PROGRAM | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students | Hospitals


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Edwards, John Bel Interviewee


This segment from the April 22, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the first part of Charlie Whinham’s interview with Governor John Bel Edwards on his first 100 days in office. Governor Edwards discusses: Medicaid expansion; the state’s $750 million budget deficit; the available funding for the TOPS program and the state’s safety net hospitals; his work with state legislators on solving the budget deficit; and his timeline for calling a second special session of the Legislature.