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Happening Today: New Orleans City Council set to adopt 2017 budget

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The New Orleans City Council is set to pass the city’s 2017 operating budget.

But negotiations between the Landrieu administration and council members are not over.

Long before the actual vote, Landrieu and council members discussed their individual priorities. Now loose ends are being tied up.

In mid-October Landrieu unveiled his $614 million proposed operating budget.

It funds 150 additional New Orleans police officers and sets aside over $50 million for the Orleans Parish jail.

There is also $51 million earmarked for the New Orleans firefighters pension fund.

Before the budget item came up on the agenda, state health officials updated the council on the HIV crisis in New Orleans.

For 2014, Louisiana was second in the nation for HIV cases, with New Orleans ranking third and Baton Rouge first.

The 2017 budget is scheduled to be adopted later today.

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