Join us Weds., Dec. 13, for a BGR Breakfast Briefing with Anne Kirkpatrick, the new superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department. This event is free to the public thanks to First Horizon Bank, but registration is required. Click here to register today!

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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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