Lawmakers seeks commission to study NOPD, OPSO merger

By Paul Murphy / WWL TV Eyewitness News A Louisiana lawmaker is proposing legislation that would create a new commission to study a possible merger between the New Orleans Police Department and the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. The two agencies currently share legal jurisdiction throughout the city and parish. State Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, said …

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Bill filed to study merging NOPD and Sheriff’s Office

By Andrew Vanacore, New Orleans Advocate State Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, has filed a bill ahead of this year’s legislative session that could be a first step toward merging the New Orleans Police Department and the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office. It is a long-shot proposal, though it might at least stir a renewed discussion …

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JP Morrell Announces Pre-Session Town Hall Meetings

Senate District 3 Constituents Invited to Meetings in Jefferson, St. Bernard, and Orleans Parishes State Senator JP Morrell announced that he will be hosting Town Hall meetings in each parish of Louisiana Senate District 3 in preparation for the upcoming legislative session. Morrell will present his legislative agenda and solicit guidance from constituents. State agencies …

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JP Morrell Proposes Film Tax Reform

To ensure taxpayers are getting a strong return on investment, JP has introduced legislation to reform the program to curb excess and ensure accountability. Read an article published by the Advocate by Gordon Russell below: Louisiana film program still costs taxpayers four times the cash it brings in, state study finds Louisiana’s generous film tax …

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JP Morrell Announces Appointment to Senate Education Committee

Sen. Morrell to confront school reform, tough issues head on Senator JP Morrell announced today that he will be resigning his long standing position on the Louisiana State Senate’s Natural Resources Committee to fill the vacant seat on the Senate Education Committee. Morrell’s bold move comes at a contentious time for education in Louisiana. Statement …

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JP Morrell to Visit Essay Winners at Schools

Morrell to Present the Winning Authors Samsung Tabs NEW ORLEANS (Feb. 5, 2015) — State Senator JP Morrell, District 3, will be visiting the schools of the winners of his holiday essay contest today and tomorrow. Sen. Morrell will be presenting each winner with a Samsung Tab. Thursday, Feb. 5 WHEN: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: East …

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For Federal City in Algiers, a New Master Developer Signs On

By Paul Purpura In The Times-Picayune  About a year after the search began for a new master developer for Federal City in Algiers, elected and business officials gathered for a contract signing at the site Thursday. They ceremonially heralded the contract with Vista Louisiana LLC as representing a new phase in the conversion of the shuttered …

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