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• The New Orleans Crime Coalition (NOCC) released the results of its semi-annual Citizens Satisfaction Survey last week. The survey shows that 58 percent of 600 respondents say they are satisfied with the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), with 33 percent unsatisfied and the remainder undecided. By race, 59 percent of white respondents, 57 percent of black respondents and 63 percent of respondents of another race say they are satisfied with the department. By district, only District 8 (French Quarter and Central Business District) reported a majority not satisfied — 56 percent, with 41 percent satisfied. ...

• District B Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell will present her first "State of the District" address in City Council chambers at New Orleans City Hall April 30 at 6 p.m. ...

• Louisiana law doesn't outlaw workplace discrimination when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity, and two House bills this session aim to address that. HB 85, which is backed by Rep. Austin Badon, D-New Orleans, would prohibit discrimination in state employment when it comes to gender identity and sexual orientation. Similar bills were introduced in past sessions by Democrats, but none passed. Meanwhile, Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, has introduced HB 402, which would bar employment discrimination lawsuits for reasons other than those already in state law. That would exclude suits based on sexual orientation and gender identity. That bill is being opposed by Equality Louisiana, which claims the proposed law would "add financial insult to injury for LGBT people who have already suffered discrimination at work." — Kevin Allman & Charles Maldonado

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