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Gov. John Bel Edwards - February 19, 2018

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-02-19

Duration: 00:40:27

Subjects: Edwards, John Bel | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2018 | STATE BUDGET


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Erwin, Barry Guest
  • Henry, Cameron Interviewee
  • Barras, Taylor Interviewee
  • Whitton, Brady Speaker
  • Ballard, Johnny Performer
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Spires, Kelly Reporter


Andre Moreau hosts live coverage of Governor John Bel Edwards’ opening address to the first 2018 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature on February 19, 2018. Prior to the speech, Moreau and Barry Erwin of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) preview the Governor’s speech and the session. In the House chamber, Reverend Brady Whitton of the First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge leads a prayer and Johnny Ballance sings the National Anthem. During his speech, Governor Edwards discusses the importance of fixing the $1 billion fiscal cliff in order to stabilize the state budget. Following the speech, Moreau and Erwin analyze Governor Edwards’ remarks.