Sasol is building a 3,034-acre energy complex near a bayou in Lake Charles, La.

Are We Underestimating America’s Fracking Boom? Check Out Sasol’s Energy Complex in Lake Charles, La.

“As an economist, I can only say,‘’Wow. Holy Cow,’” said Loren Scott, a Louisiana economist who has studied the state for 40 years. “We typically measured expansion in terms of hundreds of millions of dollars. Something like that makes your eyes bug out.” He expects, for instance, that once 10-year tax-abatement deals expire, schools boards […]

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Do Vouchers Hurt Integration? Maybe Not…

The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit that Louisiana vouchers were hindering integration efforts in Louisiana. A study suggests otherwise. According to EducationNext, since 2012 the publicly-funded Lousiana Scholarship Program (LSP) has allowed thousands of low-income students across that state to leave low-performing public schools and go to local private schools. Sound good? Not to […]

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