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Sneering press release proof Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal out of line

Dec 16, 2014

If so, you wouldn’t know it from a sneering press release he put out last week — from his official gubernatorial account, no less — on the occasion of a visit to New Orleans by Arne Duncan, President Barack Obama’s education secretary and the main speaker at the Bureau of Governmental Research’s annual luncheon.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: Orleans Parish, Schools

Gusman to ask voters to reconsider property tax proposition

Dec 16, 2014

The property tax proposition also had the backing of the Bureau of Governmental Research, a nonpartisan research organization, which said before the November election that U.S. District Judge Lance Africk’s role in overseeing the consent decree “provides greater confidence that the sheriff (would) spend the funds appropriately.”

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: On the Ballot, Orleans Parish, Orleans Parish Prison, Taxes

Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman to ask voters again for tax to fund jail operations

Dec 15, 2014

The nonprofit Bureau of Governmental Research also supported the November failed initiative. BGR President Janet Howard said in October that the extra revenue would help the city provide a constitutional jail without cutting services, making it “one of the least painful options out there.”

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: On the Ballot, Orleans Parish, Orleans Parish Prison, Taxes

Our Views: Permanent campaign mode

Dec 14, 2014

Education Secretary Arne Duncan received a warm welcome in New Orleans on Thursday when he spoke to the Bureau of Governmental Research, and he returned the favor by praising the city for its fearlessness in rebuilding public education.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: Orleans Parish, Schools

Listen: Education Secretary Arne Duncan praises New Orleans’ educational gains

Dec 11, 2014

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan praised the academic gains in New Orleans that followed Hurricane Katrina to a supportive audience Thursday (Dec. 11) at the annual luncheon of the Bureau of Governmental Research. “The before and after story is pretty stark,” he said. “I’m just in awe of what this community’s done collectively.”

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Orleans Parish, Schools

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