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Dr. Stewart Gordon & State. Rep. Walt Leger III (2016)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-04-18

Duration: 00:29:00

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Gordon, Stewart T. | Leger, Walter J., III | Health Care | MEDICAID | Early childhood development | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2016


  • Gordon, Stewart Speaker
  • Leger, Walt, III Speaker


A speech by Dr. Stewart Gordon and State Representative Walt Leger III before the Baton Rouge Press Club on April 18, 2016. Dr. Gordon is a board member for the Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families and Leger is the Speaker Pro Temp of the Louisiana House of Representatives. Dr. Gordon discusses the background of the Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families and their development and publication of the Louisiana Platform for Children. State Representative Leger discusses: the need to invest in families and children; the impact of the recent budget cuts to children’s services; Medicaid expansion; his support for expanding the earned income tax credit; and ways to invest in early childhood care and development at the 2016 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Leger also answers questions from the audience.