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A Visit with Gov. John Bel Edwards (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-12-22

Duration: 00:21:46

Subjects: Edwards, John Bel | STATE BUDGET | MEDICAID | Politics | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Edwards, John Bel Interviewee


This segment from the December 22, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with Governor John Bel Edwards. He discusses: the polarization in national politics; his biggest accomplishments, including the stabilization of the state budget, Medicaid expansion, and criminal justice reform; the future of Medicaid; the $1 billion state budget shortfall; economic development projects, including DXC Technology in New Orleans; the state’s lawsuits against oil and gas companies over coastal land loss; his executive order protecting LGBT state employees from discrimination; and the importance of family and faith in his life. This segment also includes highlights from a speech by Governor Edwards at the Committee of 100 Louisiana on his plans to fix the state’s 2018 fiscal cliff.