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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...

Jefferson School Board asking voters to approve new tax for teacher raises

By Littice Bacon-Blood

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

November 6, 2017

The Jefferson Parish public school system is asking voters to approve a new 8.45-mill property tax on the Nov. 18 ballot...

Jefferson Parish voters to decide on 8.45-mill tax hike to pay for school employee raises

By Faimon A. Roberts III

Source: The Advocate

November 4, 2017

It’s been a rocky few months for the Jefferson Parish School Board: Longtime member Ray St. Pierre died, parents...

Mayoral candidates discuss drainage, other S&WB issues

By Sabrina Wilson

Source: FOX 8

November 2, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) – The unexpected July and August outraged many people in the city and revealed deficiencies...

Early voting begins Friday, continues through Nov. 10 for runoff election

By Dominic Massa

Source: WWL-TV

November 2, 2017

Early voting begins Friday across the state for the Nov. 18 election, with the runoffs for New Orleans mayor...

Our Views: There will be other ‘rainy days’ in New Orleans; vote yes for proposed emergency fund

By The Advocate Editorial Board

Source: The Advocate

November 2, 2017

When Mayor Mitch Landrieu and a new City Council took office in May 2010, New Orleans was broke. The...

Crescent City Around the Neighborhoods for October 25, 2017

By The Advocate

Source: The Advocate

October 25, 2017

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

New Orleans school taxes earn renewal from voters

By Wilborn P. Nobles III

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

October 14, 2017

New Orleans voters opted to renew three property taxes that fund public school employee salaries, supplies and disciplinary programs....

On The Ballot: Tax Renewal To Support Orleans Parish Schools

By Jess Clark

Source: WWNO

October 13, 2017

On Saturday at the polls, voters will decide whether to renew three millages, or local taxes, that support the...

VERIFY: How much does New Orleans really earn from traffic cameras?

By Meg Farris

Source: WWL-TV

October 12, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — The city’s traffic cameras became a hot-button issue after their numbers nearly doubled over the past...