8:30 Newscast October 29,2016

A little more than half of Louisianians say the state is heading in the wrong direction. That’s according to a University of New Orleans Survey Research Center Poll of 600 likely voters and 51-percent of pessimistic about the future of the state. But UNO Pollster Ed Chervenak says 35-percent say the state is moving in the right direction, a 15-percent increase from last year.
Cut 9 (09) “a result”

The Louisiana GOP is so sure Donald Trump will be a lock when it comes to presidential votes here, they’re sending volunteers to Florida, which is a battleground accounting for 29 electoral votes. Party chairman Roger Villere says it’s part of a nationwide effort among Republicans to go door to door in the Sunshine State.
Cut 3 (09) “win Florida”

The state is facing an additional round of budget cuts because the state finished last fiscal year with a 313 million dollar deficit. UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says a few different factors are leading to Louisiana continuously facing budget issues.
Cut 12 (10) “are down”

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne says many state agencies have been asked to look where they could make cuts.

A Korean War veteran from Crowley was laid to rest yesterday in his Louisiana hometown. Army Sgt. First Class Lawrence Smith died 65 years ago in a North Korean P-O-W camp. Alex Juan with the state Department of Veteran’s Affairs says they welcomed him home with open arms and hopes this brings his family peace.
Cut 6 (08) “some peace”

Sgt. Smith was buried in a family cemetery.