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Gov. Mike Foster - March 19, 2000

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2000-03-19

Duration: 00:24:27

Subjects: Foster, Mike, Jr., 1930- | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2000 | Politics | Government | STATE BUDGET | Budget deficits | SALES TAX | State Budget Cuts | Louisiana. Department of Economic Development | Economy | Tax reform | Education


  • Duhe, Jeff Host
  • Hainkel, John Speaker
  • Foster, Mike Speaker
  • Jones, C.D. Speaker


Jeff Duhe hosts live coverage of Governor Mike Foster’s opening address to the 2000 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature on March 19, 2000. Prior to his speech, Governor Foster asks State Senator C.D. Jones to lead a prayer. During his speech, Governor Foster discusses: the reasons why Louisiana is experiencing a short-term budget deficit; his plan to renew the three cent sales tax on food and utilities and to cut $335 million from the state budget; the need to radically change the Department of Economic Development so that Louisiana can compete in an e-commerce economy; and his establishment of a Commission on Tax Reform and a Commission on the Economics of Education.