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New bill could derail plans to remove confederate-era monuments

New bill could derail plans to remove confederate-era monuments

The City of New Orleans is expected to unveil competitive bids for removal work early next month. (Source: FOX 8 photo) The City of New Orleans is expected to unveil competitive bids for removal work early next month. (Source: FOX 8 photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A state lawmaker from Shreveport could revive efforts to save the display of confederate-era monuments in New Orleans.

State representative Thomas Carmody has filed HB71 for the upcoming legislative session. The bill would make it illegal for any local government to remove monuments if they memorialize any "historical military figure, historical military event, military organization, or military unit."

According to our partners at Nola.com|The Times-Picayune, the City of New Orleans is moving forward with plans remove some monuments people find offensive. It's expected to unveil competitive bids for removal work early next month.

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