At issue is the quality and source of the execution drug. The state has attempted to keep the supplier a secret, but we’ve [St. Louis Public Radio] reported the pharmacy is the Apothecary Shoppe in Oklahoma. That pharmacy is not licensed to do business in Missouri.

The Lens reported Saturday that the state of Louisiana had considered illegally getting execution drugs from the same pharmacy that supplied the state of Missouri.

[In his annual State of the Union address, President Barack Obama] remained silent about whether or not to issue a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, which would send oil from the tar sands of Canada to Gulf Coast refineries. It is among the most contentious questions his administration must settle.

The research foundation running LSU’s Shreveport and Monroe hospitals under a privatization deal crafted by Gov. Bobby Jindal‘s administration is asking the state to pay for more than $120 million in hospital improvements and expansions. …

Jindal has described privatization deals for the LSU hospitals as a way to cut costs, including on building maintenance and construction needs.

Ryan Berni, a spokesman for the Landrieu campaign, did not respond to questions about whether the mayor — who has raised far more money than his challengers and is spending much more on his re-election bid — would consider turning those checks over to the city treasury to make up for a small part of the failed loan.

Mark Moseley

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...