Election wrap: the good, the bad and the young | Gambit – Political analyst Clancy DuBos points out that the elections brought a “generational shift” to the City Council, and that the body will have a five-vote African-American majority. The Audubon Commission millage proposal was defeated, in Dubos’ view, because it “struck many as too soon, too much and too long.”
Jindal budget sure to be amended | The News Star – The Jindal administration’s $25 billion budget “is likely to be shifted to different priorities than the governor picked, lawmakers said in interviews.” But details are scarce and negotiations are just beginning.
Over the next several months, a 2.6-mile corridor of land extending from the French Quarter to Mid-City will slowly morph into a shady sanctuary and transportation hub, landscaped by walking and biking paths, ball parks and soccer fields.
Mandatory sex education expected to spark fracas | The New Orleans Advocate – Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge, says the law would provide factual information to children. She bemoans the state’s current lack of mandatory instruction, which in her view amounts to “a form of child abuse.” Rob Tasman, the associate director of the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops, counters that sex ed in schools can lead to “moral relativism” and a “contraceptive mentality.”
Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...
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