Comptroller says city inflated income by 25 percent for 2013; IRS sending penalty letters.
City says it will pay higher rate from now on, but it wants to avoid back pay.
Outside lawyer says some past-due payments date back to 2013.
This is the second such ruling to favor the mayor; employee lawyer urges appeal.
Possible city ordinance is being reworked before being reintroduced.
We'll talk with her about the city's new smoking ban, and her proposal to more closely regulate rental units.
Update: Council member delays ordinance; units would have to pass inspection every three years.
Memo to the GOP: "You can't go to the well again and again and then claim the water's toxic."
The former chairman of Civil Service Commission, whose job was protect rank-and-file workers from political interference, was unusually deferential to Landrieu administration's agenda for years. In some cases, he and an administration official appeared to circumvent the state Open Meetings Law to lobby fellow commissioners.
The triumph of the Republican Party's "Southern Strategy" can finally be called complete.