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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...

Clancy: Voters need to keep a clear head as candidates get nasty

By Clancy Dubos

Source: WWL-TV

October 10, 2017

Saturday is Election Day, and in virtually every race, candidates are attacking and counter-attacking with a vengeance. It’s ironic...

3 things we learned from Tuesday’s WDSU mayoral debate

By Kevin Litten

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

October 4, 2017

WDSU-TV’s New Orleans mayoral debate on Tuesday (Oct. 3) was a careful, plodding affair with almost no friction between the candidates,...

‘Yes’ on three Orleans Parish school tax renewals | Editorial

By The Times-Picayune Editorial Board

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

October 3, 2017

The Times-Picayune editorial board makes the following recommendations for the Oct. 14 ballot. Early voting is open through Saturday, Oct....

$9.8 million in property taxes up for renewal to fund Jefferson Parish bus service

By Drew Broach

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

September 28, 2017

The government agency overseeing Jefferson Parish’s two bus systems is sitting on a big pile of cash: $21.2 million. And...

New Orleans mayoral candidates tout plans for Sewerage & Water Board, NOPD at forum

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

September 21, 2017

Six leading New Orleans mayoral candidates vowed this week to keep the troubled Sewerage & Water Board under city...

Louisiana Unprepared for Watery Disasters, Top Official Warns

By Sabrina Canfield

Source: Courthouse News Service

September 20, 2017

COVINGTON, La. (CN) – Louisiana’s comprehensive coastal restoration plan “is not comprehensive,” nor does anyone know how to pay...

These 3 parishes face billions of dollars in damage without coastal plan, state warns

By Mark Schleifstein

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

September 19, 2017

Jefferson, Orleans and St. Tammany parishes will lose hundreds of square miles of land and face billions of dollars in flood damage if...