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Headlines – January 11, 1985

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-01-11

Duration: 00:02:00

Subjects: CREATIONISM | STATE BUDGET | Gasoline -- Taxation


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Baker, Richard Interviewee


This segment from the January 11, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Beth Courtney reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the Louisiana Civil Service Commission unanimously approving 7% pay raises for state employees; the state projecting a budget deficit of $60 million; a federal judge ruling that Louisiana’s law requiring the teaching of creation science in public schools is unconstitutional; and an interview with State Representative Richard Baker on his plan to file a bill to roll back the gasoline tax.