lethal carouselA resolution would direct the Department of Corrections to recommend other execution methods if drugs cannot be found.

Members of the Senate Finance Committee bristled Friday at some suggestions from consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal, like plans to close 18 Office of Motor Vehicles locations around the state, limit ferry hours and consolidate transportation maintenance units.

Very bold, state Senate, very bold!

Senators voted 34-3 for the bill by Rep. Katrina Jackson, a Democrat from Monroe. The proposal returns to the House for approval of senators' changes, which were supported by Jackson and are expected to win support.

With a 34-0 vote Thursday, the Senate gave final passage to a bill outlawing sales of e-cigarette, vaporizers and other alternative nicotine products to minors, like the state already does for cigarette sales.

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