It appeared that ‘Phase III’ was ready to move forward after years of debate. But with expected shortfalls due to COVID-19, City Hall says a new jail building could take funding away from other priorities.
The school held dozens of mini-ceremonies to ensure families and graduates could hear their senior’s name read aloud.
City ‘pleasantly surprised’ at April tax collections as it moves to allocate $35 million for housing programs
In response to the death of George Floyd, dozens of residents call for reducing NOPD funding.
Brian Gibson was fired last year along with several other administrators at the school.
In newly released report, Court Watch NOLA calls for more resources for victims of domestic violence
Only 15 people turned over their firearms, according to a watchdog report, despite a state law that requires them to be disarmed.
District 5 board member Ben Kleban resigns effective June 15, about seven months shy of the end of his term.
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“A significant portion of Louisiana’s political class has manned the barricades for the oil industry, and if successful their actions will blow a hole in the state budget that will probably have to be filled by cuts to higher education and sales tax hikes and will nudge our state closer to bankruptcy.”
“The City Council’s recent non-binding resolution, which passed unanimously and urges local judges to suspend evictions until at least August 24, is a positive first step that must go further as a mandate.”
“As we have seen with our patients, commercial health insurance is a defective product, like an umbrella that melts in the rain. With skyrocketing premiums, copays, and deductibles, even insured patients are forced to choose between paying for rent and food or the bills for supposedly ‘covered’ procedures.”
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