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Speech by Governor Edwin Edwards (1977)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-07-15

Duration: 00:14:10

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1977 | Louisiana. Legislature | LEGISLATION | Politics | Edwards, Edwin W. | SPECIAL SESSIONS | STATE BUDGET | Teacher pay raises | State employee pay raises | Local transit | MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS | Taxes | Corporate tax | Severance tax | First use tax | NATURAL GAS | GAS INDUSTRY


  • George, Beth Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


This segment from the July 15, 1977, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a “Viewpoint” report on Governor Edwin Edwards’ speech to the legislature. During the speech, he outlined his priorities for the upcoming August special session, including pay raises for teachers and state employees, funding for mass transit systems in metropolitan areas, raising the corporate income tax, and introducing a one cent gas severance tax and a first use tax for gas produced off Louisiana’s coast in federal waters. Host: Beth George