Rep. Joe Lopinto

Lawmaker Pushes For Alternative Execution MethodA state lawmaker is pushing for Louisiana to consider alternatives to lethal injection in response to a nationwide shortage of the drugs used to execute prisoners.
La. House Approves Bill Shielding Gun Buyers, Sellers From Federal Firearms BanThe House backed a proposal Monday that would allow gun buyers and sellers to circumvent any federal firearms ban if the gun was manufactured in the state, though no manufacturer now exists in Louisiana.