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Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, MovEBR (2018)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-11-26

Duration: 00:40:25

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Transportation | Taxes | Broome, Sharon Weston | Elections, 2018


  • Broome, Sharon Weston Speaker
  • Dunphy, Jennifer Speaker
  • Castille, Preston Speaker
  • Sonnier, Suzy Speaker
  • Tenreiro, Edgardo Speaker
  • Bernhard, Jim Speaker


A speech by East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome before the Baton Rouge Press Club on November 26, 2018. She discusses the MovEBR road tax proposal on the December 8th ballot, a 30-year, half-cent sales tax expected to raise $1 billion for infrastructure upgrades. Several business leaders also speak about their reasons for supporting the initiative: Jennifer Dunphy, the process manager for ExxonMobil; Preston Castille, an attorney with Taylor Porter; Suzy Sonnier, the executive director of the Baton Rouge Health District; Edgardo Tenreiro, the CEO of the Baton Rouge General Medical Center; and Jim Bernhard of Bernhard Capital Partners. Mayor-President Broome then answers questions from the audience.