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Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards (2015)




Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-12-2

Duration: 00:20:55

Subjects: Edwards, John Bel | COUNCIL FOR A BETTER LOUISIANA | STATE BUDGET | HIGHER EDUCATION | Education | Transportation


  • Erwin, Barry Speaker
  • Courtney, Beth Speaker
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker


A speech by Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards at the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) Annual Meeting on December 2, 2015. Prior to the speech, Barry Erwin, the president of CABL, presents Beth Courtney, the president and CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, with an award in recognition of their 20-year partnership in presenting debates and other public affairs programming. During his speech, Governor-Elect Edwards discusses: his optimism for the state; the challenges facing Louisiana in the areas of the structural budget deficit, higher education, K-12 education, and transportation; his hope to bring people together; and his plans to govern from the center.