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Gov. John Bel Edwards Interview (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-06-02

Duration: 00:13:03

Subjects: Edwards, John Bel | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2017 | Politics | Government | STATE BUDGET | TOPS PROGRAM | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students | Tax reform | Criminal justice, Administration of


  • Spires, Kelly Host
  • Edwards, John Bel Interviewee


This segment from the June 2, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ interview with Governor John Bel Edwards on the 2017 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. He discusses: his disagreement with the House’s current version of the state budget; the funding for TOPS; the partisanship in the Legislature; the plans for a possible special session; the need to address tax reform and the 2018 fiscal cliff; and the bipartisan support for the criminal justice reform package.