Louisiana Withholds $39M From NOLA Over Abortion

New Orleans’ CBS affiliate reports:

Louisiana’s Bond Commission agreed to withhold a $39 million line of credit to the Sewerage & Water Board New Orleans due to the city’s defiance of the state’s abortion ban “trigger law.”

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry [photo] said he would push for funding to be withheld to the city after the New Orleans City Council, mayor, police chief, district attorney and sheriff all said they would not enforce the state’s abortion laws.

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne called holding up the project “ridiculous” and argued that New Orleans has not broken any laws because the “trigger law” banning abortion has been blocked by a district judge.

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Landry last appeared on JMG when he advised parents on how to evade mask requirements in public schools. Before that, he appeared here when punished New Orleans’ NFL team over their vaccine mandate by delaying state funding for the upkeep of their stadium.

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