Execution problems spring up in Louisiana | The Advocate – Even before a recent lethal injection debacle in Oklahoma, Louisiana Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc suggested the state explore the use of inert gas such as nitrogen or carbon monoxide for executions. Legislators say there’s not enough time left in the session to rework the state’s laws on capital punishment.
Wall Street Cheat Sheet, an online news service with 11 million monthly readers, notes that despite the ratcheted-up rhetoric between red and blue states, it is the red states (Republican) that are more likely to receive help from the federal government—a fact that helps them keep local tax bills lower and unimaginative politicians like Jindal in power.
James Gill: Oil and gas owe Louisiana big time | The Advocate – The columnist is still waiting for the oil lobby to offer a substantive counterargument to a lawsuit that blames some wetlands damage on oil and gas companies. Gill suggests that Big Oil fears it will lose in court, and that’s why it is using legislative muscle to retroactively scuttle the lawsuit.
Teachers And Schools Tested By LEAP Rules | WWNO – An audio report by Lens education reporter Jessica Williams profiles Success Preparatory Academy’s efforts to ensure LEAP tests are properly administered. The work seems to have paid off: Success Prep has had no tests voided for administrative error in the past four years.
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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