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Gov. Bobby Jindal - March 29, 2010

Louisiana Gubernatorial Addresses



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-03-29

Duration: 00:47:13

Subjects: Jindal, Bobby, 1971- | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2010 | Politics | Government | STATE BUDGET | Robideaux, Joel | Taxes | Dedicated funds -- Louisiana | Education | High school dropouts | HIGHER EDUCATION | Louisiana GRAD Act of 2010 | Health Care | Privatization | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Erwin, Barry Guest
  • Landrieu, Mitch Speaker
  • Sherman, Latangela Performer
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker


Shauna Sanford hosts live coverage of Governor Bobby Jindal’s opening address to the 2010 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature on March 29, 2010. Prior to the speech, Sanford and Barry Erwin of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) discuss the state’s $1 billion shortfall, the close election for Speaker Pro Temp between State Representatives Joel Robideaux and Noble Ellington, and the major issues of the upcoming session. In the House Chamber, Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu leads the Pledge of Allegiance and Lantangela Sherman performs the National Anthem. During his speech, Governor Jindal discusses: his commitment to not raising taxes; the need for more flexibility in dealing with the dedicated funds within the state budget; reducing the red tape for K-12 schools; reducing the high school dropout rate; introducing value-added assessments for teachers; providing more flexibility for higher education through the GRAD Act; privatizing health care; and the importance of economic development. Following the speech, Sanford and Erwin analyze Governor Jindal’s remarks.