Now We Care About Kids and Education, Yeah…Right

Over 100 students in Mississippi have been quarantined after one week after in-person school resumed, with several testing positive for COVID-19. And just two days after teachers and staff returned to K-12 campuses in Jefferson Parish, several school employees have tested positive for COVID-19.The bottom line is that is not...

Frontline Workers Urged to Apply for COVID-19 Hazard Pay

Applications for the Frontline Workers COVID-19 Hazard Pay Rebate Program opened today (Wednesday, July 15) 2and will remain open through October 31. The application can be found at http://frontlineworkers.la.gov/. The program will be limited to the first 200,000 applicants. Applicants must meet the following guidelines: Applicant is a Louisiana residentApplicant  was employed...

RTA Waives Bus Fares on Election Days

Fares will be waived for July 11 Election Day for the first time under the new policy The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) recently announced that it will waive all transit fares on future election days.  This policy is the result of the resolution adopted by the RTA Board...

City of New Orleans Wants to Suspend Plans for Phase III of OPSO Jail Facility Indefinitely

The city of New Orleans is seeking to suspend the programming, design and construction of a new Phase III of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office (OPSO) jail facility, with city officials announcing today that it has requested a modification of prior court orders in order halt jail expansion plans indefinitely....

City Council Creates Committee to Examine Street Renaming

At its June 18 meeting, the New Orleans City Council passed a motion establishing the City Council Street Renaming Commission, an advisory committee that will take the lead in a public engagement process to consider renaming certain streets, parks and public places in New Orleans that honor white supremacists.  The Commission...