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Gov. Edwin Edwards' Opening Address to the Legislative Session (1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-04-20

Duration: 00:09:47

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1979 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | Edwards, Edwin W. | Multibank holding companies | Banking Industry | EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT | Women's rights | Sex Education | Strikes | Public employee strikes | Arbitration


  • George, Beth Host


This segment from the April 20, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features highlights from Governor Edwin Edwards’ opening address to a joint session of the legislature. During his speech, he mentions several controversial issues that he would like for the legislature to take action on, including allowing multi-bank holding companies in Louisiana, ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution, allowing the teaching of sex education in public schools, prohibiting strikes by public employees and creating an arbitration panel to hear disputes between public employees and local governments. Host: Beth George