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Gov. Mike Foster - March 23, 1998

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1998-03-23

Duration: 00:18:15

Subjects: Foster, Mike, Jr., 1930- | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1998 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Politics | Government | Postsecondary education | Louisiana. Department of Transportation and Development | Education | Teacher pay raises | School boards | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students | TOPS PROGRAM | VIDEO POKER | Lotteries | Drunk driving | Gambling | Campaign Finance | Political campaigns | Louisiana. Office of Group Benefits


  • Foster, Mike Speaker


Live coverage of Governor Mike Foster’s opening address to the 1998 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature on March 23, 1998. Governor Foster discusses: consolidating the state’s post-secondary education system; reorganizing the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD); increasing the minimum amount of instructional time in the public schools; teacher pay raises; establishing the roles and responsibilities of school board superintendents and principals; teaching character education in public schools; broadening the TOPS program; increasing the minimum age to play video poker and the lottery to age 21; prohibiting people under the age of 21 from entering establishments that sell alcohol; adopting the .08 blood alcohol level for drunk driving; changing the Congressional election procedure; requiring the Ethics Board to publish a list of campaign contributors on the Internet; and restructuring the state employee Group Benefits insurance program.