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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...

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...