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State Rep. Walt Leger III, 2013 Session

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-06-17

Duration: 00:29:16

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Leger, Walter J., III | State legislators | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2013 | STATE BUDGET | Education | HIGHER EDUCATION | Job creation | Tourism | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (New Orleans, La.) | HISTORIC PRESERVATION | Tax credits | PORTS | Louisiana MediFund | Louisiana Community and Technical College System | MEDICAID | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act


  • Leger, Walt, III Speaker


A speech by State Representative Walt Leger III before the Baton Rouge Press Club on June 17, 2013. He discusses the major issues of the 2013 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, including: the state budget; higher education; K-12 education; job creation and protection; tourism and hospitality, including the New Orleans Convention Center; historic preservation tax credits; port funding and development; the creation of the MediFund; investments in the technical college system; and the state’s decision to not accept Medicaid funds under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.