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Mayor LaToya Cantrell threatens layoffs if voters say no to proposed tax changes

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 3, 2020

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell threatened to lay off city employees unless voters extend three property taxes Saturday. If...

French Quarter Sales Tax gets Sidney Torres endorsement

By Paul Murphy

Source: WWL-TV

December 3, 2020

NEW ORLEANS — Saturday’s tax proposition in the French Quarter just picked up a heavyweight endorsement from one of...

Should New Orleans renew French Quarter sales tax? Sidney Torres says yes; think tank says no

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 3, 2020

A nonpartisan think tank recommends French Quarter voters not renew a roughly quarter-cent sales tax in the Vieux Carré...

EXPLAINER: Dec. 5 New Orleans tax propositions

By Jennifer Crockett

Source: WDSU

December 3, 2020

In Orleans Parish, multiple property tax measures are on the Dec. 5 ballot. Proposition 1 funds infrastructure, including roadwork....

Mayor Cantrell calls for voter approval of restructured millages

By Rob Masson

Source: FOX 8

December 2, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Mayor LaToya Cantrell says there is a lot riding on three millages this Saturday. Proposition...

Library director says there is no written plan to adjust to 40% cut backed by Cantrell

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

December 2, 2020

Dr. Gabriel Morley, the director of the New Orleans Public Library, said at a Wednesday morning press conference that...

Mayor Cantrell’s final push for 3 propositions on Saturday’s ballot

By LeBron "LBJ" Joseph

Source: WGNO

December 1, 2020

NEW ORLEANS— In addition to deciding the next district attorney, voters in Orleans Parish will decide issues that affect...

Here’s What New Orleans’ Library Budget-Slashing Tax Proposal Means For Early Education

By Aubri Juhasz

Source: WWNO

November 25, 2020

The future of New Orleans’ publicly funded childcare program is now tied to a controversial tax proposal that slashes...

Newell: Know your ballot! Dec 5 runoff edition

By Newell Normand

Source: WWL Radio

November 24, 2020

Newell talks to Research Director Stephen Stuart about what voters will see on their ballots in the Dec 5...

City accused of misleading the public in campaign for property tax proposal

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

November 23, 2020

In recent weeks, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has ramped up her campaign to convince voters to approve a...