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Headlines - October 17, 1986

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-10-17

Duration: 00:04:39

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Elections, 1987 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1987


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Alario, John Interviewee
  • Scott, Jock Speaker


This segment from the October 17, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Governor Edwin Edwards announcing his executive order requiring state agencies to cut their budgets by 10%; an interview with Speaker of the House John Alario on his reaction to the executive order; State Representative Jock Scott discussing the Republican plan of targeted budget cuts; Governor Edwards testifying before a grand jury on the bribery case against State Representative Joe Delpit and Howard Marsellus, the chairman of the state pardon board; the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) fining Rollins Environmental Services $15,000 for an August 1985 incident at their hazardous waste incinerator; and Congressman Buddy Roemer announcing his candidacy for the 1987 gubernatorial election.