The two-mill tax will generate about $6.6 million its first year, but the group says the city has not identified how that money will be spent. The proposal will be on the March 30 ballot in New Orleans.
An emotional hearing last week on a proposed change to environmental cleanup regulations. The LDEQ has since withdrawn the revision pending further public outreach. Plus, four F-rated New Orleans schools implement improvement plans and a major update in the fake subpoena story.
Civil rights lawsuit over fake subpoenas, witness arrests allowed to go forward, judge rules
A federal lawsuit against Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro and several of his prosecutors — alleging that they violated people’s civil rights through the use of fake subpoenas and unlawfully obtained arrest warrants against witnesses and crime victims — will be allowed to go forward. Calling the use of fake subpoenas cited in the lawsuit an allegation of “systematic fraud,” federal Judge Jane Triche Milazzo on Thursday issued a ruling that rejected much of Cannizzaro’s request that the case be dismissed.
Audio from the opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway. A proposed chemical plant gets pushback from St. James Parish residents. And New Orleans charter school leaders are trying to align their calendars.
The themes of what could be a tough election in 2020 may have already started to emerge. Councilman Jason Williams has criticized DA Cannizzaro’s hardball tactics. Cannizzaro has taken on a tough-on-crime message.