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Jefferson Parish Charter Proposition 1 would modestly restrain council’s investigative power

Nov 17, 2014

The Bureau of Governmental Research supports Proposition 1. The non-profit public policy organization says it would “remove unnecessary subjectivity from the council’s investigatory powers.”

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Governance, Jefferson Parish, On the Ballot

‘Yes’ to New Orleans school maintenance tax proposition: Editorial

Nov 15, 2014

The revenues for maintenance would be modest at first but would rise to an estimated $14.8 million per year after the bonds are paid off in 2021, according to an analysis by the Bureau of Governmental Research.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

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

Our Views: Jail tax turned back

Nov 6, 2014

The ballot measure had even been endorsed by the Bureau of Governmental Research, a nonpartisan research organization that otherwise has been skeptical of the Law Enforcement District, a taxing entity controlled wholly by the sheriff.

Source: The Advocate

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

Orleans voters say ‘No’ to sheriff’s property tax proposition

Nov 5, 2014

The ballot measure had even been endorsed by the Bureau of Governmental Research, a nonpartisan research organization that otherwise has been skeptical of the Law Enforcement District, a taxing entity controlled wholly by the sheriff.

Source: The Advocate

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

Voters reject tax renewal for OPP reforms

Nov 5, 2014

(Sheriff Marlin) Gusman issued the following statement: “We were pleased to have the support of the Bureau of Governmental Research, as well as area newspapers and online publications for this measure. A victory would have allowed us to redirect funds no longer needed for debt service to operations, deputies and inmates.”

Source: WWL-TV

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

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