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Gov. John Bel Edwards’ State Budget Proposal (2018)

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: 2018-01-26

Duration: 00:05:48

Subjects: Edwards, John Bel | STATE BUDGET | Louisiana. Legislature. Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Reporter
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Hewitt, Sharon Speaker


This segment from the January 26, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on Governor John Bel Edwards’ state budget proposal, which includes $1 billion in budget cuts. Spires reports that the budget cuts are a result of the 2018 fiscal cliff, which is caused by the expiration of temporary taxes passed in 2016. This report includes highlights of Governor Edwards presenting his budget proposal to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, as well as State Senator Sharon Hewitt questioning Governor Edwards. Host: Andre Moreau