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Many old issues re-emerge as New Orleans prepares for upcoming legislative session

Apr 7, 2017

Amy Glovinsky, the group’s president and CEO, said BGR is focused on “bringing our exemptions in line with national norms.”

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: City Government, Orleans Parish, Taxation & Assessments, Taxes

What kind of ‘change’ agendas might New Orleans mayoral candidates tout?

Apr 3, 2017

Speaking at a breakfast sponsored by the Bureau of Governmental Research last week, Landrieu didn’t say who he hoped would run to replace him. But he did make it perfectly clear what he hoped that person would say and do.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: City Government, Economic Development, Government Finance, Orleans Parish

LaToya Cantrell’s understated announcement typical of slow-building mayoral race

Apr 3, 2017

Speaking to a breakfast sponsored by the Bureau of Governmental Research last week, Landrieu said he plans to “finish strong.” “I’ve never been a lame duck in anything,” he said.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: City Government, Orleans Parish

New Orleans would get larger share of taxes on short-term rentals under bill filed this week

Mar 30, 2017

BGR has called for a comprehensive reassessment of the local tax structure in New Orleans with an eye toward rededicating taxes to address the community’s most pressing needs,” BGR President and CEO Amy Glovinsky said in an email. “A key piece of that review is to examine the use of hotel taxes. To the extent House Bill 224 seeks to rationally align hotel tax revenue with underfunded critical needs, it may be a step in the right direction.”

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: Government Finance, Orleans Parish, Taxes

Should non-profits start paying taxes on their property?

Mar 9, 2017

60% of Louisiana property taxes were not taxed! This hours guest: Amy Glovinsky – President/CEO BGR (Bureau of Governmental Research)

Source: WWL Radio

Filed under: Government Finance, Statewide, Taxation & Assessments, Taxes

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