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Gov. Kathleen Blanco - February 6, 2006

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2006-02-06

Duration: 00:31:46

Subjects: Blanco, Kathleen Babineaux, 1942- | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2006 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Politics | Government | Hurricanes | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Hurricane Rita, 2005 | Hurricane recovery | LEVEE BOARDS | Road Home (Program: La.) | Government reorganization | Louisiana Recovery Authority


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Erwin, Barry Guest
  • Blanco, Kathleen Speaker


Robyn Ekings hosts live coverage of Governor Kathleen Blanco’s opening address to a 2006 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature on February 6, 2006, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This is the second hurricane recovery special session following Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. Prior to the speech, Ekings and Barry Erwin of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) discuss one of the major issues of the upcoming session, State Senator Walter Boasso’s controversial levee reorganization plan. During her speech, Governor Blanco discusses the four issues under consideration in this session: consolidating the levee boards in southeast Louisiana; creating a housing trust to help move families back into their homes (the Road Home program); reorganizing the city government of New Orleans; and establishing the Louisiana Recovery Authority by law. She also touches on her commitment to working to secure more funding from the federal government for the recovery effort and to bringing all Louisiana citizens home. Following the speech, Ekings and Erwin analyze the Governor’s remarks.