Mayor LaToya Cantrell

BATON ROUGE-- The House Ways and Means Committee discussed a trio of bills Monday and Tuesday that would give the city of New Orleans more control over local revenue to address its growing infrastructure concerns.

The public discussion came as New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s Administration and leaders of the city’s hospitality industry have been unable to reach an agreement on how to pay for repairs to the city’s infrastructure.

Commander Shaun Ferguson has been chosen as New Orleans' next police chief.
City of New Orleans

New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell has tapped NOPD commander Shaun Ferguson to become the city’s next chief of police.

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A task force is examining if the shuttered Municipal Auditorium could be the new home for city government.

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Mayor LaToya Cantrell has ordered City Hall and all City government offices to open for a half-day on Wednesday, starting at noon.