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Gov. John Bel Edwards (2022)




Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2022-05-11

Duration: 00:31:25

Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Edwards, John Bel | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2022


  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker


This episode of the series “Newsmakers” features a speech by Governor John Bel Edwards before a meeting of the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on May 11, 2022. He discusses: the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the state; hurricane recovery; and the ongoing 2022 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, including new investments in education, his support for a new Mississippi River Bridge in the Baton Rouge area, the latest state revenue forecast, his support for passenger rail between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, and his opposition to a bill allowing for homicide charges against a woman who gets an abortion. He also answers questions from the audience.