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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...

Implementing the Coastal Master Plan in the Greater New Orleans Region Breakfast Briefing

September 19, 2017

Johnny Bradberry and Mark Davis discussed the 2017 Coastal Master Plan at a BGR Breakfast Briefing today in Covington....

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...