State Senate Overrides Governor’s Veto of Anti-Transgender Legislation; House Will Hear Bill Wednesday Afternoon

July 21, 2021

In an unprecedented veto override session, the Louisiana State Senate voted Tuesday to override Governor John Bel Edwards’ veto of Senate Bill 156 which bans transgender athletes from competing on school sports teams with their identified gender. The bill was authored by Sen. Beth Mizell, R-Franklinton, who defended the legislation and said she was speaking […]

While Treme Community Leaders Demand Mayor Cancel RFQ, Councilmembers Moreno and Glapion Announce Public Process & Final Council Approval

June 30, 2021

Members of the Save Our Soul Coalition said Monday that Mayor LaToya Cantrell should immediately call off the still-outstanding RFQ for a new City Hall at the Municipal Auditorium in Armstrong Park. Though Mayor Cantrell has said she is postponing all discussion on the proposed relocation until after the fall elections, proponents doubt her sincerity. […]

City Council Legislation Addresses Opioid Epidemic With Push To Decriminalize Fentanyl Test Strips

May 7, 2021

New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno advanced her legislation to decriminalize fentanyl test strips in New Orleans on Tuesday.  “Saving lives has got to come first,” explained Council President Helena Moreno. “The opioid epidemic rages on, but fentanyl is a uniquely dangerous and often invisible accelerate to the damage wrought. This simple harm reduction […]

Rep. Matthew Willard Launches Effort to Cap Residential Property Assessment Increases; Moreno Writes Letter of Support

March 23, 2021

Rising property tax assessments in New Orleans have been an ongoing issue for several years. Now, a new bill proposed by State Rep. Matthew Willard would cap residential property valuation increases at 10 percent a year, unless the valuation change was due to renovation or sale. This could help slow the erosion of affordable housing across New Orleans - which has been in the middle of an affordable housing crisis for several years.

Mayor Cantrell Announces $750,000 in Financial Relief for Immigrant Communities

June 24, 2020

On Tuesday, June 23, Mayor Cantrell announced a new initiative called the Immigrant Community Assistance Program for local immigrant workers.  According to a press release by Forward Together New Orleans – a nonprofit organization formed as Mayor Cantrell’s transition team – as many as 500 immigrant families will receive $1,000 payments.  Forward Together noted that […]

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