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Gov. Mike Foster - March 26, 2001

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2001-03-26

Duration: 00:29:35

Subjects: Foster, Mike, Jr., 1930- | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2001 | Politics | Government | Education | Teacher pay raises | Educational accountability | Early childhood education | HIGHER EDUCATION | Transportation | Health Care | STATE BUDGET


  • Hainkel, John Speaker
  • Foster, Mike Speaker
  • Cravins, Donald Speaker


Live coverage of Governor Mike Foster’s opening address to the 2001 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature on March 26, 2001. Prior to the speech, State Senator Donald Cravins leads a prayer and Governor Foster presents the first Jimmie Davis Sunshine Award to the widow of Dr. Mervin Trail. During his speech, Governor Foster discusses: funding teacher pay raises at the Southern regional average; the success of the school accountability program; early childhood education; higher education, including fully funding the TOPS program, increasing faculty pay, and spending $25 million on digital technology programs; expediting the completion of the TIMED (Transportation Infrastructure Model for Economic Development) Program; health care; securing the tobacco settlement money; funding drug courts; and his proposed state budget.