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Gov. Bobby Jindal - April 13, 2015

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-04-13

Duration: 00:40:47

Subjects: Politics | Government | STATE BUDGET | Taxes | HIGHER EDUCATION | Education | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2015 | Freedom of religion | Same-sex marriage


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Scott, Robert Travis Guest
  • Bayhi, Jeff Speaker
  • Alario, John Speaker
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker


Shauna Sanford hosts live coverage of Governor Bobby Jindal’s opening address to the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature on April 13, 2015. Prior to the speech, Sanford and Robert Travis Scott of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) discuss the $1.6 billion budget shortfall, Governor Jindal’s pledge to not raise taxes, and the potential budget cuts to higher education. In the House chamber, Father Jeff Bayhi leads a prayer and Senate President John Alario leads the Pledge of Allegiance. During his speech, Governor Jindal discusses: his administration’s accomplishments; the need to balance the budget without raising taxes; eliminating Common Core in Louisiana; and protecting the religious freedom of business owners who do not want to participate in same-sex marriages. Following the speech, Sanford and Scott analyze Governor Jindal’s remarks.