House GOP leadership intends to put forward a formal framework for repealing and replacing Obamacare, but has so far stopped short of promising to turn that framework into actual legislative text.

Should leaders decline to take that next step, it won’t sit well with Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise.

“I feel good about where we are right now,” the Louisiana Republican told CQ Roll Call in a phone interview on Monday, “but we’re not done until we get a bill on the floor.

In his ongoing investigation of fake EPA spy John Beale, Sen. David Vitter (R., La.) is increasingly focused on Beale’s role in leading a 1997 rewrite of federal rules on air quality.

Retail giant Wal-Mart could hold a key to reducing water pollution while making agriculture production more efficient in a program that conservationists and agricultural groups are touting as a “win-win.”

The state is ordering a comprehensive review of the records of recent East Baton Rouge Parish public high school graduates after a limited audit, completed last week, found that some students earned grades or credits that differed from those the school system reported to the state.

The question of who must pay for the overhaul [of Orleans Parish Prison] could rekindle a standoff between Gusman and Mayor Mitch Landrieu, whose administration resisted the consent decree because of its anticipated price tag.

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...