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Gov. Bobby Jindal - February 10, 2008

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-02-10

Duration: 00:34:19

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2008 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Politics | Government | Political ethics | Financial disclosure | Transparency in government | Louisiana. Board of Ethics | Louisiana. Office of State Inspector General


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Erwin, Barry Guest
  • Chaisson, Joel Speaker
  • Landrieu, Mitch Speaker
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker


Robyn Ekings hosts live coverage of Governor Bobby Jindal’s opening address to a 2008 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature on February 10, 2008. Prior to the speech, Ekings and Barry Erwin of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) discuss Governor Jindal’s ethics reform package. In the chamber, the Color Guard presents the colors and Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu leads the Pledge of Allegiance. In his speech, Governor Jindal outlines his comprehensive ethics reform package, including: financial disclosure for elected officials at the state and local levels, including judges; prohibiting elected officials from contracting with the state; financial disclosure for lobbyists; requiring state departments to post monthly spending reports online; requiring the Ethics Board to maintain searchable records online; forcing public officials convicted of a crime to forfeit their state retirement benefits; and making the Office of the Inspector General permanent. Following the speech, Ekings and Erwin analyze the Governor’s address.