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Gov. Mike Foster - March 11, 2001

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2001-03-11

Duration: 00:19:30

Subjects: Foster, Mike, Jr., 1930- | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2001 | SPECIAL SESSIONS | Politics | Government | Gambling | CASINOS | Harrah's New Orleans | Education | Teacher pay raises


  • Hainkel, John Speaker
  • Foster, Mike Speaker
  • Salter, Joe Speaker


Live coverage of Governor Mike Foster’s opening address to a 2001 Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature on March 11, 2001. Prior to his speech, Governor Foster asks State Representative Joe Salter to lead a prayer. During his speech, Governor Foster discusses: the tax bail-out plan for the bankrupt Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans; changing the floating requirements for riverboat casinos; and dedicating gaming revenue to education in order to fund teacher pay raises.