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Orleans Parish residents will decide on millage propositions during Saturday’s election NEWS by: Anna McAllister

By Anna McAllister

Source: WGNO

December 4, 2020

ORLEANS PARISH, LA. — Orleans Parish voters will have to decide on three millage propositions at the polls. These...

New Orleans mayor threatens layoffs if tax changes fail

By Paul Murphy

Source: WWL-TV

December 4, 2020

NEW ORLEANS — Facing significant opposition to her proposed cut to public libraries and to separate tax increases for...

Fact-Checking Mayor Cantrell’s Case For The City’s Millage Proposal

By Karl Lengel and Aubri Juhasz

Source: WWNO

December 3, 2020

There are three parish-wide millage propositions on the ballot for Orleans Parish residents this weekend. One has to do...

Mayor LaToya Cantrell threatens layoffs if voters say no to proposed tax changes

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 3, 2020

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell threatened to lay off city employees unless voters extend three property taxes Saturday. If...

French Quarter Sales Tax gets Sidney Torres endorsement

By Paul Murphy

Source: WWL-TV

December 3, 2020

NEW ORLEANS — Saturday’s tax proposition in the French Quarter just picked up a heavyweight endorsement from one of...

Should New Orleans renew French Quarter sales tax? Sidney Torres says yes; think tank says no

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 3, 2020

A nonpartisan think tank recommends French Quarter voters not renew a roughly quarter-cent sales tax in the Vieux Carré...

EXPLAINER: Dec. 5 New Orleans tax propositions

By Jennifer Crockett

Source: WDSU

December 3, 2020

In Orleans Parish, multiple property tax measures are on the Dec. 5 ballot. Proposition 1 funds infrastructure, including roadwork....

Mayor Cantrell calls for voter approval of restructured millages

By Rob Masson

Source: FOX 8

December 2, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Mayor LaToya Cantrell says there is a lot riding on three millages this Saturday. Proposition...

Library director says there is no written plan to adjust to 40% cut backed by Cantrell

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

December 2, 2020

Dr. Gabriel Morley, the director of the New Orleans Public Library, said at a Wednesday morning press conference that...

BGR Releases Ballot Report on French Quarter Sales Tax Renewal Proposition

December 2, 2020

Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases On the Ballot: French Quarter Sales Tax Renewal, December 5, 2020....