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Industrial Tax Exemption Program (2019)

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: 2019-02-01

Duration: 00:06:16

Subjects: Business | Industrial Tax Exemption Program | Tax exemptions | Exxon Mobil Corporation


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • James, Ted Interviewee
  • Hudson, Dwight Interviewee


This segment from the February 1, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with State Representative Ted James and East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Councilman Dwight Hudson on the Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP). They discuss: the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board’s decision to deny ExxonMobil’s ITEP application; Together Baton Rouge and Together Louisiana’s campaign against the ITEP program; whether the program should be controlled by the state government or local governments; and the business climate in Louisiana.