Jay Dardenne will speak at Press Club on April 18

Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, April 18. He will speak about “Why the Bridge Now,” explaining the merits of the Edwards administration plan to set aside $500 million in a special fund as a commitment to a new Mississippi River bridge.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at noon, is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.