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Meeting the Press

By The Advocate

Source: The Advocate

November 23, 2017

MEETING THE PRESS: Betsy Fischer Martin and Jonathan Martin will be the featured speakers when the Bureau of Governmental...

JP school leaders consider next move after teacher pay millage defeat

By Rob Masson

Source: FOX 8

November 21, 2017

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) – Jefferson Parish School Board members are debating which way to go next after voters narrowly defeated a measure...

Despite poll defeat, Jefferson Parish school leaders planning to bring taxes back before voters

By Faimon A. Roberts III

Source: The Advocate

November 21, 2017

Just days after Jefferson Parish voters narrowly rejected a new property tax to fund a pay raise for public...

School board member wants Jefferson Parish voters to reconsider teacher pay tax

By Littice Bacon-Blood

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

November 21, 2017

Jefferson Parish School Board member Cedric Floyd said Tuesday (Nov. 21) that he wants voters to reconsider an 8.45-mill...

Our Views: Orleans’ proposed rainy-day fund could provide parish the financial base needed

By The Advocate Editorial Board

Source: The Advocate

November 18, 2017

There are several issues and races on the ballot throughout south Louisiana for today’s election, including a statewide contest...

New Orleans voters approve ‘rainy day’ emergency fund

By Greg LaRose

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

November 18, 2017

New Orleans voters have agreed to create a safety net for the city’s finances, establishing a “rainy day” fund with...

Jefferson Parish voters narrowly reject property tax for schoolteacher raises

By Faimon Roberts

Source: The Advocate

November 18, 2017

Jefferson Parish voters on Saturday narrowly rejected an 8.45-mill, 10-year property tax that would have paid for salary increases...

Jefferson Parish voters narrowly reject school tax increase

By Littice Bacon-Blood

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

November 18, 2017

Jefferson Parish voters narrowly rejected a new 8.45-mill property tax Saturday (Nov. 18) that school officials requested to boost teacher pay....

Rainy day fund is vital to New Orleans’ financial future, mayor says

By Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Source: Letters to the Editor, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

November 17, 2017

In 7 1/2 years, together with the City Council and the people of New Orleans, we have righted the...

Jefferson Parish voters to decide on new tax for teacher raises

By Paul Murphy

Source: WWL-TV

November 17, 2017

Jefferson Parish schools are asking taxpayers to vote “yes” on Saturday to a new 8.5 mil property tax. The...