No Surprises on First Day of Qualifying

July 15, 2021

The red sea parted at Criminal District Court Wednesday morning when Mayor LaToya Cantrell and her handlers arrived just before 8 a.m. to qualify for a second term. Though some candidates had been waiting in the courthouse’s un-airconditioned hallway for close to an hour, almost all gave up their spots so that Cantrell – smartly […]


New Sales Tax Proposed by Republican Legislator Aimed To Address Federal Levee Failures Is Fraught With Legal Issues, Morrell & Others Say

April 21, 2021

Former state Senator J.P. Morrell said today that Senate Bill 226, if approved as written, could likely end up in court because it would force Orleans and four other parishes to pay for the costs associated with an agreement that was negotiated between state and federal government. Morrell previously chaired the state Senate’s powerful Revenue […]


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