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Gov. Bobby Jindal - March 31, 2008

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-03-31

Duration: 00:44:03

Subjects: Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2008 | Politics | Government | STATE BUDGET | Workforce development | Louisiana Community and Technical College System | Louisiana FastStart | Louisiana. Department of Labor | Early childhood education | Education | School discipline | Teacher pay raises | Louisiana Recovery School District | Mental Health | Health Care | Crime | Online sexual predators | Sex offenders


  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Erwin, Barry Guest
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker


Robyn Ekings hosts live coverage of Governor Bobby Jindal’s opening address to the 2008 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature on March 31, 2008. Prior to the speech, Ekings and Barry Erwin of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) preview the major issues of the session. In his speech, Governor Jindal outlines his proposal to overhaul the state’s workforce development system, including: helping community and technical colleges meet the needs of employers; establishing the Louisiana FastStart program; maximizing the role of business in workforce training programs; reorganizing the Department of Labor; expanding the career options for high school students; and recruiting workers to the 100,000 existing job vacancies. He also discusses: early childhood education; school discipline; teacher pay raises; funding for the Recovery School District; providing better mental health care; creating the Louisiana Health Information Exchange; capital outlay reform; and increasing the penalties for sexual predators, including computer-aided solicitation of a minor. Following the speech, Ekings and Erwin analyze the Governor’s speech.