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Gov. Edwin Edwards - April 21, 1986

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-04-21

Duration: 00:58:51

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | STATE BUDGET | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Gambling | CASINOS | Lotteries | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1986 | Politics | Government | Budget deficits


  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


Live coverage of Governor Edwin Edwards’ opening address to the 1986 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature on April 21, 1986. In his fiery and combative speech, Governor Edwards addresses his estimates for the budget shortfall ($650 million), criticizes the Legislature for not implementing all of his proposed tax increases in 1984, and defends his controversial plan to raise revenues through the legalization of casino gambling in New Orleans and the creation of a statewide lottery.