Mitch Landrieu seeking three tax increases to pay for consent decrees, pensions

Mayor Mitch Landrieu is facing a big budget squeeze.

Courts have ruled that the city must pay millions of dollars to shore up New Orleans firefighters’ pension fund, upgrade the jail’s abominable conditions and reform the police force.

So where is the mayor going to get the money?

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