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Headlines - April 10, 1987

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-04-10

Duration: 00:02:45

Subjects: Labor | UNEMPLOYMENT | TEACHERS | Elections, 1987


  • Bussie, Victor Speaker
  • Skelton, Fred Speaker


This segment from the April 10, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: Victor Bussie, the president of the Louisiana AFL-CIO, discussing their proposal for a wage tax plan to fund the state’s unemployment benefit program; Fred Skelton of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers discussing their plans to hold a teacher’s rally at the State Capitol on April 23rd following Governor Edwin Edwards declaring the day a school holiday; and three new candidates in the election for State Treasurer, State Representative Buddy Leach, State Representative Kevin Reilly, and accountant Gus Gonzalez.