Gov. Kathleen Blanco - March 29, 2004
Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses
Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2004-03-29
Subjects: Blanco, Kathleen Babineaux, 1942- | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2004 | Politics | Government | Political ethics | Campaign Finance | Financial disclosure | Transparency in government | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Internet | Transportation | Interstate 49 | Workforce development | Early childhood education | Educational accountability | Health care reform | RETIREMENT SYSTEMS | Juvenile justice, Administration of | COASTAL RESTORATION | Environment | Iraq
- Blanco, Kathleen Speaker
Live coverage of Governor Kathleen Blanco’s opening address to the 2004 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature on March 29, 2004. During her speech, Governor Blanco discusses: the accomplishments of the recently completed special session; her ethics reform package, including campaign finance reform and increased financial disclosure for statewide elected officials, state legislators, and lobbyists; creating a $10 million Rapid Response Fund for economic development opportunities; increasing high speed Internet access in rural areas; enhancing the state’s infrastructure, including the completion of I-49; creating a comprehensive workforce development plan; seeking federal funding to increase the state’s pre-K program; continuing the school accountability program; health care reform; providing better oversight for the state’s retirement systems; improving the juvenile justice system by separating youth services from adult corrections; possible federal funding for coastal restoration projects; and her recent visit to Iraq.