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Port of New Orleans: President’s Perspective and Plans

May 18, 2017

Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans President and CEO, spoke at a BGR Breakfast Briefing sponsored by IBERIABANK....

BGR Releases ‘Paying For Streets: Options For Funding Road Maintenance In New Orleans’

By Biz New Orleans

Source: Biz New Orleans

May 10, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – BGR released “Paying for Streets: Options for Funding Road Maintenance in New Orleans,” yesterday, Tuesday, May...

New Orleans spends a fraction of what it needs to on street maintenance, group says

By Wilborn P. Nobles III

Source: | The Times-Picayune

May 9, 2017

The city of New Orleans only spends an average of $3.8 million annually on street maintenance tasks like pothole repairs...

Why did New Orleans property owners just get another tax bill?

By Greg LaRose

Source: | The Times-Picayune

April 29, 2017

New Orleans property owners are venting their frustration after finding a second property tax bill for 2017 in their...

New River Ridge-area fire millage, parishwide library tax renewal on Saturday ballot

By Chad Calder

Source: The Advocate

April 27, 2017

Voters throughout Jefferson Parish will be asked Saturday to renew the 6.5-mill property tax that funds the parish’s public...

Amid strong opposition from city employees, Stacy Head pulls plan to reform pension system

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

April 27, 2017

After a boisterous New Orleans City Council committee meeting Thursday at which dozens of city workers railed against a...

Lawmaker proposes redirecting some Convention Center taxes to New Orleans roads

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

April 23, 2017

A state representative is proposing to redirect about $16 million a year in taxes from the Ernest N. Morial...

Stacy Head: Why we need municipal employee pension reform now

By Stacy Head

Source: The Advocate

April 20, 2017

We’re running out of time. That’s how I feel with a little less than a year left in office...

Many old issues re-emerge as New Orleans prepares for upcoming legislative session

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

April 7, 2017

As far as New Orleans is concerned, the session of the state Legislature starting Monday is likely to be...

What kind of ‘change’ agendas might New Orleans mayoral candidates tout?

By Stephanie Grace

Source: The Advocate

April 3, 2017

In HBO’s biting political satire “Veep,” the show’s long-suffering vice president ran to replace the unnamed and never-seen president...