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Headlines – July 19, 1985

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-07-19

Duration: 00:02:20

Subjects: UNEMPLOYMENT | HIGHER EDUCATION | Flood control | Elections, 1986


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Kelly, Don Speaker
  • Baker, Richard Speaker


This segment from the July 19, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Governor Edwin Edwards signing the unemployment compensation reform package into law; Louisiana’s public colleges and universities announcing tuition increases due to state budget cuts; the Joint Legislative Committee on Transportation, Highways, and Public Works asking the Attorney General’s Office for an opinion on whether the Edwards’ Administration can cut $13.2 million from the flood control program without legislative approval; and State Representative Richard Baker announcing his candidacy in the 6th Congressional District election in 1986.