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Week in Review – January 13, 1984

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-01-13

Duration: 00:04:07

Subjects: Edwards, Edwin W. | Louisiana. Office of State Police | Drunk driving | Hainkel, John J.


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


This segment from the January 13, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson and Beth Courtney reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Governor-Elect Edwin Edwards announcing his new tax proposal; Edwards expressing his support for the Louisiana State Police; the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget approving $200,000 for drunk driving patrols in five parishes; Commissioner of Elections Jerry Fowler offering election reform proposals to speed up the voting process; a Legislative Staff Committee recommending the consolidation of juvenile delinquent services within the Department of Health and Human Resources; Speaker of the House John Hainkel vowing to fight to keep his position; a federal appeals court in New Orleans throwing out the 1979 convictions of the Tallulah Police Chief and Assistant Police Chief; and former teamster Edward Grady Partin changing his plea from “not guilty” to “no contest” on charges of racketeering and embezzlement.