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Gov. Mike Foster - April 29, 1996

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-04-29

Duration: 00:16:59

Subjects: Foster, Mike, Jr., 1930- | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1996 | Politics | Government | MEDICAID | Health Care | Gambling | Taxes | STATE BUDGET | Teacher pay raises | Louisiana. Office of State Police | COASTAL RESTORATION | Louisiana. Office of State Parks | HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION


  • Foster, Mike Speaker
  • Dyess, B.G. Speaker


Live coverage of Governor Mike Foster’s opening address to the 1996 Fiscal Session of the Louisiana Legislature on April 29, 1996. Prior to his speech, Governor Foster asks State Senator Reverend B.G. Dyess to lead a prayer. In his speech, Governor Foster discusses: the work of Louisiana’s Congressional delegation in securing federal funding for the Medicaid program; the accomplishments of the recently completed special session; the importance of the upcoming local option election on gambling; his commitment to not raising taxes; his funding priorities for the state budget, including pay raises for university faculty and K-12 teachers, catching up on the maintenance at colleges and universities, using prisoners to clean the highways, upgrading the State Police narcotics division and State Police Crime Lab, funding coastal restoration projects, and improving state parks; and his support of increasing the homestead exemption.