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Gov. Mike Foster - April 27, 1998

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1998-04-27

Duration: 00:14:48

Subjects: Foster, Mike, Jr., 1930- | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1998 | Politics | Government | Tax exemptions | Teacher pay raises | Education | MINIMUM FOUNDATION PROGRAM | Taxes


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


Live coverage of Governor Mike Foster’s opening address to the 1998 Fiscal Session of the Louisiana Legislature on April 27, 1998. Prior to his speech, Governor Foster asks State Senator Reverend B.G. Dyess to lead a prayer. During his speech, Governor Foster discusses: the accomplishments of his administration; his support of a moratorium on new tax exemptions unless they generate more revenue; the importance of teacher pay raises; the need to examine the Minimum Foundation Program formula for public schools; the possibility of needing to raise revenue in order to fund the teacher pay raises; and his commitment to not levy new taxes without a vote of the people.