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Gov. Buddy Roemer - April 17, 1989

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-04-17

Duration: 00:29:30

Subjects: Roemer, Buddy | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1989 | Politics | Government | Tax reform | STATE BUDGET | Drugs | Literacy | HIGHER EDUCATION | Workers' compensation | Lotteries


  • Lormand, Ken Host
  • Roemer, Buddy Speaker
  • Sockman, Roger Reporter


Ken Lormand hosts live coverage of Governor Buddy Roemer’s opening address to the 1989 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature on April 17, 1989. During his speech, Governor Roemer talks about the importance of the upcoming April 29th election on his tax reform package to the state budget and the future of Louisiana. He also outlines his legislative package in several other areas, including a war against drugs, adult illiteracy, the creation of a single governing board for higher education, and worker’s compensation reform. Following the speech, Lormand and correspondent Roger Sockman analyze the speech and preview the major issues of the upcoming session, including the creation of a statewide lottery.