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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...

BGR’s 2018 Excellence in Government Awards

October 16, 2017

Do you know creative, dedicated public employees who deserve greater recognition for their accomplishments? Do you know citizens who...

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...