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Headlines - February 20, 1987

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-02-20

Duration: 00:03:41

Subjects: STATE BUDGET | Elections, 1987


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Skelton, Fred Interviewee


This segment from the February 20, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton and Lynda Roedts reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Governor Edwin Edwards announcing the restoration of state budget cuts after the state refinanced $750 million in bonds; an interview with Fred Skelton of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers on the restoration of funds to the Minimum Foundation Program for K-12 education; Louisiana receiving additional federal highway funds after the state raised the minimum drinking age to 21; the indictment of State Senator Richard Neeson on mail fraud charges; and Secretary of State Jim Brown announcing his candidacy in the 1987 gubernatorial election.