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Gov. Buddy Roemer - February 22, 1989

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-02-22

Duration: 00:32:48

Subjects: Roemer, Buddy | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1989 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Politics | Government | Taxes | Tax reform | Corporate tax | SALES TAX | INCOME TAX | PROPERTY TAXES | Gasoline -- Taxation | Transportation | ROADS | Duke, David Ernest


  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Bacque, Don Speaker
  • Holden, Kip Interviewee
  • Duke, David Speaker
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker


Ken Lormand hosts live coverage of Governor Buddy Roemer’s opening address to a 1989 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature on February 22, 1989. Prior to the speech, Lormand reports on the swearing-in of State Representative David Duke earlier in the day, including State Representative Don Bacque challenging the seating of Duke, an interview with State Representative Kip Holden on why he walked out on the proceedings, and highlights from Duke’s first speech in the House of Representatives. During his speech, Governor Roemer outlines his tax reform plan in the areas of business taxes, sales taxes, income taxes, and property taxes. He also discusses his proposal to increase the gasoline tax in order to pay for the rebuilding of the state’s roads and infrastructure.