Read our new report highlighting the need for the City of New Orleans and Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office to reach agreement on funding for the New Orleans jail. And inform your vote on Oct. 14 in New Orleans with BGR’s On the Ballot reports analyzing the school facilities tax renewal and two City of New Orleans charter amendments.

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At least $12 million a year in restored funding for infrastructure needs

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$39 million in Orleans Parish school funding redistributed


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