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Taxpayers to pay for portion of mayor's New Orleans trip
Taxpayers to pay for portion of mayor's New Orleans trip

City taxpayers will foot some of the bill for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's recent trip to New Orleans in which she campaigned for a fellow Democrat and attended the "Monday Night Football" game between the Ravens and the Saints. Rawlings-Blake and her security detail were in Louisiana from Nov. 21 to Nov. 25, during which time she met with New Orleans police about the city's anti-gun violence CeaseFire program, campaigned for Sen. Mary Landrieu and attended the football game, according to her staff. The total cost of the trip, including flight and hotel for city security officers, was more than $2,200, but Rawlings-Blake plans to reimburse the city for the days...

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