"Christopher Tidmore"

Above is the before and after snapshot of the former Straight University Boarding House and Dining Hall, buitl between 1866 and 1871, located at 1424 N. Claiborne Avenue. The historic building was restored by the Preservation Resource Center using Historic Tax Credits that are on the chopping block under the proposed GOP tax plan. It was the last remaining building associated with Straight, one of the first African-American universities in the state of Louisiana.
La. families could get $1,000 tax cut under GOP bill, while the state’s cities will suffer
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer As one of the poorer states in the nation, the average Louisianian stands to gain under the proposed House GOP tax reform’s middle-class tax cuts, and even ...
Have Louisianians lost their taste for the Alphabet soup?
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer North Louisiana Republican State Sen. Neil Riser had a curious strategy to earn a runoff slot in the La. Treasurer’s race. Actively campaign for—and pay to ...
An Analyst: Why didn’t Bagneris beat out Cantrell or Charbonnet?
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer It is hard to imagine a more challenging Saturday night for Michael Bagneris. On the heels of being denied a runoff slot in a contest ...
La. treasurer’s race is down to two candidates
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Democrat Derek Edwards has claimed that he ranks as the best qualified candidate for Treasurer, and, more importantly, that he can actually win.
Mayor’s race upended by S&WB privatization threat
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Sixteen years ago, the City of New Orleans was awash in controversy over the effort to “privatize” the Sewerage and Water Board. In actually, the then-S&W ...
New Orleans mayoral candidates pursuit of the white vote
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Desiree Charbonnet, LaToya Cantrell, Troy Henry, and Michael Bagneris have each adopted a “wedge issue” to demonstrate their individual palatability to city’s normally conservative Caucasian electorate in ...
From beating Lee to becoming Sheriff, Newell Normand retires
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The Sheriff of Jefferson Parish is the closest thing to an elected medieval king that exists in the United States. He not only is the tax collector ...
NOLa politics: Leger mulls mayoral bid, while Carter-Peterson says no
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Only one true victor emerged from the recent special legislative session, and if Rep. Walt Leger III is smart, the Speaker Pro Tem can ride his victory ...
New Orleans mayoral candidates jockeying for early lead
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Five weeks ago, LaToya Cantrell nearly lost momentum in her bid to become the next Mayor of New Orleans. The District “B” Councilwoman contended with Desiree ...
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The WTC Hotel 20 years too late
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Just shy of 20 years ago, this newspaper featured an article highlighting the “Two Visions” for the restoration of the increasingly decrepit World Trade Center, and its ...

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