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LaToya Cantrell’s first year as New Orleans mayor: See breakdown of her wins and losses

By Jessica Williams and Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

May 11, 2019

For generations, the mayor of New Orleans was supposed to be a native, a smooth political operator and, it...

Millions set for crumbling New Orleans infrastructure as Gov. Edwards, Cantrell announce tourism deal

By Tyler Bridges and Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

May 6, 2019

The city of New Orleans’ crumbling infrastructure will receive an infusion of tens of millions of dollars under a...

Jefferson Parish residents vote to give teachers pay raises

By WDSU

Source: WDSU

May 4, 2019

JEFFERSON PARISH, La. —Residents of Jefferson Parish voted to adopt a pay raise for teachers in the parish. A...

Jefferson Parish backs tax for teacher pay raises

By Drew Broach

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 4, 2019

With a new School Board, new superintendent and new goal to improve academic performance from a C grade to...

Jefferson Parish voters overwhelmingly approve tax raise to pay teachers more

By Faimon A. Roberts III

Source: The Advocate

May 4, 2019

Jefferson Parish voters on Saturday resoundingly approved a new 7.9-mill, 10-year property tax to fund raises for teachers and...

Parks & Rec. millage approved by Orleans Parish voters

By Fox 8

Source: Fox 8

May 4, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – New Orleans voters approved a measure to consolidate taxes for the parish’s Parks and Recreation...

New Orleans voters OK parks & rec tax consolidation

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 4, 2019

New Orleans voters approved a consolidation of soon-to-expire taxes for New Orleans parks and recreation organizations Saturday (May 4)....

New Orleans voters overwhelmingly approve parks and recreation millage

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

May 4, 2019

New Orleans voters on Saturday roundly endorsed a new financial plan for parks and recreation in the city that...

Our Views: Vote to back teacher pay plan for better Jefferson schools

By Advocate Editorial

Source: The Advocate

May 3, 2019

With broad backing of the parish’s leadership, including the business community and teachers unions at one time at odds,...

New Orleans area voters to decide on tax issues in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany on Saturday

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

May 3, 2019

Voters in much of the New Orleans area will head to the polls Saturday to consider mainly requests involving...