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Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards Interview (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-01-08

Duration: 00:23:47

Subjects: Edwards, John Bel | Louisiana gubernatorial inauguration, 2016 | Taxes | Louisiana. Legislature | Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives | MEDICAID | Health Care | STATE BUDGET | STELLY PLAN


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Edwards, John Bel Interviewee


This special episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from January 8, 2016, features Shauna Sanford’s one-on-one interview with Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards. He discusses: his upcoming inauguration; his message to the people of Louisiana; the power of the Governor’s Office; the election for Speaker of the House between Walt Leger, III and Cameron Henry; putting together his cabinet; his conversations with former governors; his plan to expand Medicaid; the state budget; the Stelly tax plan; taking a balanced approach with taxes; and moving into the Governor’s Mansion.