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Louisiana’s Republican attorney general blocks New Orleans flood funding over abortion: report

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By Brandon Gage The city of New Orleans has been denied access to funds to help with flood recovery because its officials have refused to enforce Louisiana’s abortion ban – right as hurricane season peaks. Jezebel reported on Thursday, while New Orleans was under a flood advisory, that Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry successfully convinced the state’s Bond Commission to strip the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board of a $39 million line of credit. “The financing that’s being held hostage would, specifically, be used to build a power station for the Sewerage & Water Board to help combat …

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