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Headlines - October 3, 1986

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-10-03

Duration: 00:05:34

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Environmental Quality | STATE BUDGET | Elections, 1986


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Khoury, John Speaker
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Nunez, Sammy Speaker
  • Brown, Jim Speaker


This segment from the October 3, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Assistant Secretary John Khoury of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announcing DEQ’s decision on the violations by Rollins Environmental Services that led to the release of black smoke at their hazardous waste incinerator in August 1985; the United States Air Force awarding an $80 million contract to the Boeing Company to open a repair plant for military tankers at the old Chennault Air Force Base in Lake Charles; the New Orleans City Council voting to cut their salaries by 20% and to shut down city government on Fridays; Governor Edwin Edwards discussing his decision to cut state spending through 3% across-the-board budget cuts for state agencies; Senate President Sammy Nunez discussing the state budget deficit at a meeting of state legislators; and Secretary of State Jim Brown asking the Louisiana Elections Integrity Commission to investigate alleged violations of the Voting Rights Act during the September 27th primary election.