More Medicaid woes on horizon for La. | The Advocate – “In a nutshell, Louisiana did many of the things warned against by CMS [Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services], possibly foreshadowing another pricey unpinning of the state’s financial structures for health care programs.”
Man walks free after 1979 murder case dismissed | The Advocate – Reginald Adams was released from prison after 34 years, “following a stunning admission of intentional abuse decades ago at the hands of prosecutors.” Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro admitted that former prosecutors hid evidence and police officers lied on the witness stand, in order to wrongfully convict Adams. After his release, Adams said, “It’s all good, just some things that happen, and I just gotta live with it.” Adams also said he looked forward to eating some oysters.
Sen. Bret Allain = hypocrite | Acadiana Business – State senator Allain, who now opposes the local flood authority’s lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies, filed a similar suit against a pipeline company in 2007. It “centered on the violation of drainage servitudes.”
The biggest question, left unanswered, is what will the regulators do when they identify recidivist safety violators? So far, the regulators have shown little desire to boot companies from the gulf for repeated safety infractions.
The Southern Rail Commission recently submitted an application to the feds for grant money to plan a train route between the Crescent City and the City Beautiful. The Commission is asking for about $1 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to plan the rail line, which would bring back service that has been offline since Hurricane Katrina.
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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