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New Orleans school taxes earn renewal from voters

Oct 14, 2017

Voters again backed a 1.55-mill tax funds textbooks, library books, instructional equipment and materials. The district expects this millage to generate $5.7 million annually, according to the Bureau of Governmental Research.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Government Finance, On the Ballot, Orleans Parish, Schools, Taxes

On The Ballot: Tax Renewal To Support Orleans Parish Schools

Oct 13, 2017

If voters approve the measure, property taxes will remain at the current rate. A new report from the nonprofit Bureau of Governmental Research is recommending voters approve the millages again

Source: WWNO

Filed under: Government Finance, On the Ballot, Orleans Parish, Schools, Taxes

VERIFY: How much does New Orleans really earn from traffic cameras? Loading

Oct 12, 2017

According to the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR), the city’s projected amount for 2017 is $24 million. The estimate increased this year because the number of fixed and mobile cameras nearly doubled.

Source: WWL-TV

Filed under: City Government, Government Finance, Orleans Parish, Public safety

Clancy: Voters need to keep a clear head as candidates get nasty

Oct 10, 2017

Here’s the good news: If you want objective information, you can get it. Check out the League of Women Voters website at lwvno.org, or the Bureau of Governmental Research website at bgr.org.

Source: WWL-TV

Filed under: City Government, Government Finance, Infrastructure, Orleans Parish, Public safety, S&WB

3 things we learned from Tuesday’s WDSU mayoral debate

Oct 4, 2017

The “skin in the game” comment refers to broadening the tax base to include tax-exempt nonprofits. The Bureau of Governmental Research issued a report in February that floated this option, arguing it was a fair because nonprofits use the drainage system.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: City Government, Government Finance, Infrastructure, Orleans Parish, S&WB

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