Civil Service employees make about $15,000 less each year than appointees.
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The law excludes deputies whose primary job isn’t law enforcement. The Sheriff’s Office says deputies 'wear many hats.'
The nonprofit leased land for $1 and in turn subleased it to a restaurant for more than $100,000.
It could take months to resolve debate over how a new law was passed and who it applies to.
If the City Council approves the ordinance, voters would vote on the proposal in November.
The Family Center of Hope has received more than $2 million in taxpayer money to open a community center. The project ran over budget and work stopped in 2012. Since then, the building has fallen into disrepair. According to the city, the politically-connected nonprofit is now seeking FEMA money to fund its completion.
$5 million a year could be used to pay for jail costs if voters approve the change.
The key is not to be found in the antics of the carefully crafted “rednecks” in front of the camera, but in the political commentary surrounding them — which is essentially a form of marketing.
The Sheriff’s Office and his campaign say they're not posting as the “Orleans Parish Prison Foundation.”