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Gov. Buddy Roemer's Address to the People - June 20, 1988

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1988-06-20

Duration: 00:18:43

Subjects: Roemer, Buddy | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1988 | Politics | Government | Educational change | Campaign Finance | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Taxes | SALES TAX | Alario, John A. Jr., 1943- | Jefferson, William J. (William Jennings), 1947-


  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Alario, John Speaker
  • Jefferson, William Speaker


Ken Lormand hosts live coverage of Governor Buddy Roemer’s address to the people of Louisiana from the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge on June 20, 1988. In his speech, Governor Roemer discusses his plans for education reform, campaign finance reform, and economic development, which are under consideration at the 1988 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. He also asks the people to call their legislators in support of his plan to temporarily suspend two cents of the sales tax exemption on food in order to balance the budget. Following the speech, State Representative John Alario and State Senator William Jefferson offer their responses to Governor Roemer’s remarks.