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$9.8 million in property taxes up for renewal to fund Jefferson Parish bus service

By Drew Broach

Source: | 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: | 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...

If the candidates aren’t inspiring voters, maybe voters should inspire the candidates

By Clancy DuBos

Source: Gambit

September 17, 2017

We’re now less than two weeks away from early voting in the New Orleans citywide elections, and so far...

BGR’s New Orleans mayoral candidate survey covers hot topics

By Richard Rainey

Source: | The Times-Picayune

September 14, 2017

Everybody is looking for answers from the crowded field of candidates for the New Orleans mayoral race. The nonprofit...

UNO sees largest increase in undergraduate students in 8 years

By Wilborn P. Nobles III

Source: | The Times-Picayune

September 7, 2017

University of New Orleans president John Nicklow said he was “very optimistic about our future” Tuesday (Sept. 5), as the...

Eat breakfast while learning about Louisiana’s coastal master plan

By Sara Sneath

Source: | The Times-Picayune

September 6, 2017

Interested in learning more about Louisiana’s $50 billion, 50-year coastal master plan while you nosh on breakfast? The Bureau of Governmental Research has...

Cantrell calls for $84 million a year in infrastructure spending, bringing S&WB into City Hall

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

August 31, 2017

In the midst of new concerns about the reliability of the Sewerage & Water Board’s drainage system and longstanding...