After the Supreme Court in January struck down a New Orleans ordinance that allowed tax-collection contractors to charge a 10 percent fee on past-due bills, it called into question a similar statewide law — both written by collections contractor Archon Information Systems. The Louisiana Municipal Association is lobbying for the passage of an amendment Tuesday that would make the arrangement unambiguously legal. A subsidiary of the Municipal Association benefits financially from a deal with Archon, and the company is bankrolling the association's political-action committee and has sponsored the association's events.
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Juvenile Court doesn’t leave children better off, he says.
She has been pulled from the bench until criminal charges are resolved, but she’s running for re-election.
Over 23 years, she has handled thousands of Juvenile Court hearings and trials.
Many children in prison-like facilities don’t belong there, Roberts said.
She would employ drug and mental-health counseling, parenting classes, and she’d make sure sentences are appropriate.
She ran a mental-health agency for troubled youth for 11 years.
As a municipal judge, Sens said he has a track record of moving cases through. Now he's seeking a seat in Criminal District Court.
He would inherit one of the city’s most backlogged dockets.