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Gov. John Bel Edwards Interview (2019)

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: 2019-01-04

Duration: 00:25:22

Subjects: Edwards, John Bel | STATE BUDGET | Teacher pay raises | Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast | Climate change | Economy | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | MEDICAID | Industrial Tax Exemption Program | Transportation | Elections, 2019 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 2019


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Edwards, John Bel Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from January 4, 2019, features Andre Moreau’s interview with Governor John Bel Edwards. He discusses: stabilizing the state budget; his support for teacher pay raises; state revenue forecasts and the ongoing disagreement in the Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference; learning compassion from his parents; the Trump Administration’s climate change report; Louisiana’s coastal master plan and coastal restoration efforts; the state’s economic growth and economic development projects; the success of the Medicaid expansion; the Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP); infrastructure projects; his working relationship with President Trump; bipartisanship in Louisiana; and his upcoming run for re-election in the 2019 gubernatorial election.