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October 2017

Oct 14, 2017

New Orleans school taxes earn renewal from voters NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 13, 2017

On The Ballot: Tax Renewal To Support Orleans Parish Schools WWNO

Oct 12, 2017

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

Oct 10, 2017

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

Oct 4, 2017

3 things we learned from Tuesday’s WDSU mayoral debate NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 3, 2017

‘Yes’ on three Orleans Parish school tax renewals | Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

September 2017

Sep 28, 2017

$9.8 million in property taxes up for renewal to fund Jefferson Parish bus service NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Sep 21, 2017

New Orleans mayoral candidates tout plans for Sewerage & Water Board, NOPD at forum The Advocate

Sep 20, 2017

Louisiana Unprepared for Watery Disasters, Top Official Warns Courthouse News Service

Sep 19, 2017

These 3 parishes face billions of dollars in damage without coastal plan, state warns NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Sep 17, 2017

If the candidates aren’t inspiring voters, maybe voters should inspire the candidates Gambit

Sep 14, 2017

BGR’s New Orleans mayoral candidate survey covers hot topics NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Sep 7, 2017

UNO sees largest increase in undergraduate students in 8 years NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Sep 6, 2017

Eat breakfast while learning about Louisiana’s coastal master plan NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

August 2017

Aug 31, 2017

Cantrell calls for $84 million a year in infrastructure spending, bringing S&WB into City Hall The Advocate

Aug 29, 2017

Landrieu considers stormwater fees to pay for New Orleans drainage system upgrades NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Aug 27, 2017

What will it take to fix the Sewerage and Water Board? Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Aug 17, 2017

City Council ‘didn’t care until everything went south’ at S&WB: J.P. Morrell NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

July 2017

Jul 27, 2017

New Orleans airport’s new director describes plans for growth, new terminal The Advocate

Jul 23, 2017

Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette area People in Business for July 23, 2017 The Advocate

Jul 20, 2017

30 Greater New Orleans business people on the move NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jul 2, 2017

BGR appoints new research director The Advocate

June 2017

Jun 29, 2017

First projects in New Orleans’ multibillion-dollar street repair campaign behind schedule The Advocate

May 2017

May 30, 2017

Traffic cam money pads the general fund WWL Radio

May 26, 2017

A discussion of street maintenance and how to pay for it with Amy Glovinsky, President of BGR WWNO

May 26, 2017

Report: Money from traffic cam fines isn’t going to city streets WWL-TV

May 10, 2017

BGR Releases ‘Paying For Streets: Options For Funding Road Maintenance In New Orleans’ Biz New Orleans

May 9, 2017

New Orleans spends a fraction of what it needs to on street maintenance, group says NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

April 2017

Apr 29, 2017

Why did New Orleans property owners just get another tax bill? NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 27, 2017

New River Ridge-area fire millage, parishwide library tax renewal on Saturday ballot The Advocate

Apr 27, 2017

Amid strong opposition from city employees, Stacy Head pulls plan to reform pension system The Advocate

Apr 23, 2017

Lawmaker proposes redirecting some Convention Center taxes to New Orleans roads The Advocate

Apr 20, 2017

Stacy Head: Why we need municipal employee pension reform now The Advocate

Apr 7, 2017

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

Apr 7, 2017

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

Apr 3, 2017

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

Apr 3, 2017

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

March 2017

Mar 30, 2017

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

Mar 9, 2017

Should non-profits start paying taxes on their property? WWL Radio

Mar 7, 2017

Councilwoman Stacy Head proposes money-saving changes to city retirement system The Advocate

Mar 6, 2017

Peter Reichard shares the Bureau of Governmental Research’s new study calling for a drainage fee WWNO

February 2017

Feb 14, 2017

BGR report proposes using fees, not taxes, to fund New Orleans’ drainage system The Advocate

Feb 11, 2017

Here’s how Convention Center can help fund New Orleans public safety plan The Advocate

Feb 1, 2017

Why will New Orleans property owners get another tax bill this year? NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 2017

Jan 23, 2017

Major expansion of surveillance cameras in French Quarter, 20 hot spots The Advocate

Jan 3, 2017

Nell Nolan: BGR annual luncheon; Catholic Foundation Dinner; Eugene Schreuiber Award The Advocate

December 2016

Dec 30, 2016

Bureau of Governmental Research Annual Luncheon features David Rhodes NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Dec 10, 2016

Our Views: Support Orleans, Jeff taxes The Advocate

Dec 9, 2016

New Orleans Voters to Decide Millages, Criminal Court Judge Post WWNO

Dec 8, 2016

Jefferson Parish 1-cent sales tax in voters’ hands Saturday NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Dec 7, 2016

Jefferson Parish recreation tax up for voters’ decision Saturday NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Dec 6, 2016

Avondale Shipyard, public transportation seen as challenges for Jefferson NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Dec 5, 2016

Jefferson Parish tax renewal for drainage on Dec. 10 ballot NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Dec 2, 2016

Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans makes final pitch for drainage-tax renewal before election Uptown Messenger

Dec 2, 2016

David Rhodes Defends CBS News Election Coverage TVNewser

November 2016

Nov 30, 2016

CBS News president comments on election, media in N.O. speech WWL-TV

Nov 30, 2016

CBS News president touts importance of journalism, defends networks’ election coverage at BGR lunch The Advocate

Nov 27, 2016

Head of CBS News to speak at research group’s luncheon The Associated Press

Nov 25, 2016

Early voting begins Saturday for December election WWL-TV

Nov 25, 2016

New Orleans voters to decide on drainage tax renewal Dec. 10 The Advocate

Nov 25, 2016

New Orleans voters consider fire, drainage taxes on Dec. 10 ballot NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 23, 2016

‘Yes’ on Jefferson Parish school tax renewal: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 23, 2016

‘Yes’ on Jefferson Parish sales, drainage and recreation tax renewals: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 20, 2016

‘Yes’ on firefighter and drainage taxes for New Orleans: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 18, 2016

Bureau of Governmental Research Backs Millage/Tax Renewals on December Ballot Jefferson Parish

Nov 17, 2016

4 Jefferson Parish tax renewals backed by independent non-profit NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 16, 2016

BGR backs both New Orleans property tax items on Dec. 10 ballot NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 15, 2016

Watchdog group endorses New Orleans fire and drainage taxes on December ballot The Advocate

Nov 14, 2016

Zurik: From City Hall down, convention center money leaves NOLA residents frustrated FOX 8

Nov 3, 2016

Zurik: Convention Center cash piles up as attendance numbers fall flat FOX 8

October 2016

Oct 25, 2016

Our Views: A charter change not ready for voters The Advocate

Oct 24, 2016

New Orleans voters asked to approve inspector general, police monitor split NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 23, 2016

Orleans charter change won’t change much The Advocate

Oct 21, 2016

Police monitor, inspector general ask Orleans voters to finalize their divorce The Advocate

Oct 20, 2016

BGR urges changes to New Orleans area public pension plans to control costs The Advocate

Oct 12, 2016

BGR finds faults in New Orleans police monitor charter amendment NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

September 2016

Sep 22, 2016

More state budget cuts inevitable in 2017, Dardenne says Uptown Messenger

Sep 20, 2016

University of New Orleans enrollment drop has silver linings for Nicklow NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

August 2016

Aug 11, 2016

Jefferson hotels to begin charging an extra 1 percent to help boost tourism The Advocate

Aug 3, 2016

The $165 million question: How best to invest New Orleans’ tourism tax revenue? NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

July 2016

Jul 21, 2016

President John Nicklow wants 12,000 students at University of New Orleans in 5 years NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jul 21, 2016

New UNO President John Nicklow aims to boost enrollment to 12,000 in five years The Advocate

Jul 14, 2016

Kazem Alikhani, Jefferson Parish public works director, retiring NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 2016

May 18, 2016

Taxing authority for New Orleans convention district rolling in Legislature NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 15, 2016

BGR honors officials, citizens for good work The Advocate

May 11, 2016

BGR criticizes bill to allow Morial Convention Center to levy taxes in nearby area The Advocate

May 11, 2016

BGR pans Morial Convention Center taxing power NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

April 2016

Apr 12, 2016

Let New Orleanians decide on nonprofit tax exemptions: A letter to the editor NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 9, 2016

Our Views: Vote for tax plan in Saturday’s city election The Advocate

Apr 9, 2016

Next steps after New Orleans voters reject tax increase for police expansion, firefighters? The Advocate

Apr 9, 2016

New Orleans street repair pledge leads voters to back $120 million bond sale NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 8, 2016

To Pay First Responders, New Orleans Heads To Polls WWNO

Apr 8, 2016

Our Views: Vote for tax plan in Saturday’s city election The Advocate

Apr 4, 2016

Separate questions deserve a separate vote Mid-City Messenger

Apr 4, 2016

City seeks more taxes on April 9 Louisiana Weekly

Apr 4, 2016

Taxes vs. Tulane scholarships: Towards a more equitable way to deal with exemptions The Lens

March 2016

Mar 28, 2016

Editorial: It takes a millage Gambit

Mar 26, 2016

Tax increase could end decades of disputes over New Orleans firefighters’ pay, pensions The Advocate

Mar 23, 2016

New Orleans public employee unions back proposed tax hike for police, fire The Advocate

Mar 22, 2016

Business groups endorse proposed tax hike for public safety in New Orleans The Advocate

Mar 20, 2016

Our Views: We support New Orleans fire, police tax The Advocate

Mar 20, 2016

Our Views: New bonds for streets The Advocate

Mar 20, 2016

‘Yes’ for more money for New Orleans police, firefighters and streets: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Mar 18, 2016

Government watchdog endorses $120M bond proposal, 7.5 mill public safety tax hike NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Mar 17, 2016

Two April 9th Tax Proposals Deserve Public Support Uptown Messenger

Mar 16, 2016

Proposed tax hike in New Orleans for police, fire departments would be ‘major commitment’ The Advocate

Mar 16, 2016

BGR supports April 9 tax vote for N.O. police, fire, street repairs WWL-TV

Mar 6, 2016

Louisiana needs tighter rules regarding nonprofit property-tax exemptions: An editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Mar 5, 2016

Term limits overwhelmingly approved for St. Tammany Parish Council NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Mar 5, 2016

James Gill: Not best time for New Orleans to seek state help The Advocate

Mar 2, 2016

Amid budget crisis in Louisiana, group urges lawmakers to rein in local tax breaks for nonprofits The Advocate

February 2016

Feb 24, 2016

Villere for Mandeville mayor; ‘yes’ on Parish Council term limits: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Feb 23, 2016

Term limits finally coming before St. Tammany voters NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Feb 18, 2016

Citizen group protesting St. Tammany term limit proposition WDSU

January 2016

Jan 19, 2016

City officials eyeing new and extended taxes to pay for streets, drainage work The Advocate

Jan 19, 2016

Fix My Streets group gets crash course in city finance; new taxes under consideration NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jan 19, 2016

Fix My Streets committee hears litany of complaints from citizens WWL-TV

December 2015

Dec 12, 2015

Maureen Dowd headlines Bureau of Governmental Research luncheon NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Dec 11, 2015

With tax revenues all tied up, can New Orleans meet its needs?: Celeste Coco-Ewing NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Dec 10, 2015

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd entertains good government crowd The Advocate

Dec 7, 2015

Mayor Landrieu appoints task force to identify New Orleans’ infrastructure needs Gambit

Dec 1, 2015

DuBos: City should consider un-dedicating some taxes WWL-TV

November 2015

Nov 30, 2015

Mitch Landrieu appoints group to fix New Orleans streets WGNO

Nov 30, 2015

Columnist Maureen Dowd to speak at BGR luncheon NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 19, 2015

Slimming down New Orleans’ court system will require more judicial study, legislative will NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 18, 2015

West Bank flood protection authority defends itself against questions about spending The Advocate

Nov 16, 2015

Letters: Passage of West Bank millages crucial for hurricane protection The Advocate

Nov 15, 2015

St. Tammany DA rails against charter change The Advocate

Nov 13, 2015

$1.2 million tax renewal on ballot for Algiers flood protection NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 13, 2015

$5.5 million tax hike for flood protection on West Jefferson ballot NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 11, 2015

Chamber Connection: Important issues on the ballot NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 10, 2015

A $1 billion puzzler: Are New Orleans’ taxing priorities ripe for revamp? NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 10, 2015

BGR: Taxes in New Orleans may not be funding city’s priorities The Advocate

Nov 10, 2015

9 proposed home rule charter changes await St. Tammany voters on Nov. 21 ballot NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 10, 2015

Where do New Orleanians’ tax dollars go? New report says maybe not toward top priorities The Advocate

Nov 6, 2015

Our recommendations on St. Tammany charter changes: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 4, 2015

Levee taxes are essential to keeping us safe from storms: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 3, 2015

BGR backs West Bank flood protection tax measures NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

October 2015

Oct 29, 2015

BGR says City Council is bound by master plan in making land-use decisions The Advocate

Oct 24, 2015

French Quarter sales tax increase to fund State Police contingent wins handily The Advocate

Oct 23, 2015

Elections Saturday: What’s on the ballot WWL-TV

Oct 23, 2015

The Advocate encourages everyone to go to the polls Saturday and vote The Advocate

Oct 20, 2015

Sediment diversions, La. 1 bridge on Wednesday coastal authority agenda NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 20, 2015

The elevation work on Louisiana Highway 1 is needed, but not at the expense of coastal restoration The Advocate

Oct 20, 2015

Key vote expected Wednesday on proposal to use extra coastal restoration funding on La. 1 The Advocate

Oct 13, 2015

New Orleans library asking public where to invest money following millage approval NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 8, 2015

State Police, public safety—not NOPD—focus of French Quarter sales tax plan NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 7, 2015

BGR Supports FQ Sales Tax Proposal WRNO Radio

Oct 7, 2015

‘Yes’ on French Quarter sales tax to beef up security: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 6, 2015

F.Q. residents gather to learn about proposed sales tax to fund state police FOX 8

Oct 6, 2015

Packed house inside French Quarter proposed sales tax meeting WWL-TV

Oct 6, 2015

BGR endorses French Quarter sales tax plan for State Police NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 6, 2015

Research group backs French Quarter tax hike to increase State Police presence The Advocate

Oct 6, 2015

BGR supports French Quarter sales tax hike for state police patrols WWL-TV

Oct 1, 2015

Jefferson Parish just received $200 million; what happens now? NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

September 2015

Sep 5, 2015

Critics: City Council ignoring master plan for land-use decisions; other say that’s false The Advocate

Sep 4, 2015

Critics: N.O. City Council ignoring master plan for land-use decisions; other say that’s false The Advocate

August 2015

Aug 19, 2015

New Orleans Traffic Court needs someone else watching over the budget: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Aug 6, 2015

BGR picks local lawyer Coco-Ewing as next CEO The Advocate

July 2015

Jul 29, 2015

New Orleans Traffic Court should hand its keys to City Council, inspector general says NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jul 16, 2015

Effective management and saving money are key if New Orleans is continue with its strong budgets The Advocate

June 2015

Jun 24, 2015

Preservation pit bull Bill Borah says new zoning code should trigger Master Plan update The Lens

Jun 15, 2015

New Orleans hotel tax revenue soars, raising collection questions NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jun 12, 2015

Our Views: $60,000 for Sewerage and Water Board director Cedric Grant’s office ‘a tone-deaf expense’ The Advocate

Jun 11, 2015

Owe late fees or fines to New Orleans? You’re in luck NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jun 9, 2015

Government watchdog group hires firm to find next leader The Associated Press

Jun 5, 2015

St. Tammany Parish Council rejects call for popular vote on term limits The Advocate

May 2015

May 27, 2015

New Traffic Court refrain on plea deals: ‘Take your lick, or go to trial’ The Advocate

May 15, 2015

Massive overhaul of New Orleans zoning regulations approved The Advocate

May 14, 2015

New Orleans City Council approves Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance with late-hour amendments NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 5, 2015

Stephanie Grace: Why you should look at Saturday’s Orleans Parish election results and feel cheerful The Advocate

May 4, 2015

St. Bernard tax defeat means higher flood risk, flood insurance rates, levee leaders warn NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 3, 2015

Change to allow Orleans sheriff more flexibility with millage wins narrow victory The Advocate

May 2, 2015

Our Views: Today’s voting roundup for New Orleans The Advocate

May 2, 2015

New Orleans voters approve library tax NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 2, 2015

New Orleans voters approve Orleans Parish Prison tax NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

April 2015

Apr 30, 2015

Library asking Orleans voters for extra $8.25 million a year The Advocate

Apr 29, 2015

Zurik: S&WB overtime spewing out of control FOX 8

Apr 29, 2015

Mitch Landrieu says New Orleans will face ‘damaging budget cuts’ if voters don’t approve jail tax The Advocate

Apr 27, 2015

What’s on the May 2 ballot Gambit

Apr 27, 2015

New Orleans Public Library in financial trouble Gambit

Apr 25, 2015

New Orleans firefighters are inflating pension benefits, Landrieu administration alleges NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 24, 2015

New Orleans library has a detailed plan for new tax money: A letter to the editor NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 24, 2015

Even if voters reject proposed library tax, options for increased funding still exist The Lens

Apr 22, 2015

BGR thinks the lack of planning for libraries is reason for concern: A letter to the editor NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 20, 2015

St. Bernard voters being asked again to boost millage for flood protection The Advocate

Apr 19, 2015

Residents appeal to City Council for changes to new zoning law The Advocate

Apr 18, 2015

Lake Borgne levee tax increase is essential for maintaining flood protection: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 17, 2015

Voters consider Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s tax plan May 2 NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 17, 2015

Library tax on May 2 ballot in New Orleans WWL-TV

Apr 17, 2015

Leader of Bureau of Governmental Research stepping down The Associated Press

Apr 17, 2015

Janet Howard to leave CEO’s job at BGR after 14 years The Advocate

Apr 16, 2015

New Orleans libraries on the brink: City Hall pleads for tax hike NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 16, 2015

Our Views: Facing more Orleans Parish jail costs The Advocate

Apr 16, 2015

BGR president Janet Howard to resign WWL-TV

Apr 16, 2015

Janet Howard, president of watchdog BGR, stepping down NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 16, 2015

Our Views: Vote yes on Orleans Parish library tax The Advocate

Apr 15, 2015

New broom promises to clean house in Orleans Parish schools office NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 15, 2015

New zoning for New Orleans: 4 years of contention, compromise to frame future development NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 11, 2015

Voters to decide on tax hike for public libraries FOX 8

Apr 10, 2015

New prison to open in June WWL-TV

Apr 9, 2015

Sheriff Marlin Gusman shows off new jail as he asks voters to support taxes to run it NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 8, 2015

New Orleans library tax hike gets BGR snub: Too much money, too little planning NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 8, 2015

BGR report wrong on New Orleans library tax, library director says NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 8, 2015

Marlin Gusman’s tax plan draws tepid support from Bureau of Governmental Research NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 8, 2015

Bureau of Governmental Research endorses St. Bernard’s levee tax increase on May 2 ballot NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 4, 2015

Bill filed to study merging New Orleans Police Department and Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office The Advocate

Apr 2, 2015

An NOPD, Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office merger? Lawmakers to consider it NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

March 2015

Mar 26, 2015

Henderson Lewis to lay out New Orleans school plan at April breakfast NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Mar 19, 2015

CONAWAY: A More Accessible and Transparent Judiciary Will Improve the Louisiana Legal Climate LaPolitics.com

Mar 3, 2015

Metairie development district would control $1.2 million fund NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

February 2015

Feb 13, 2015

Pay to play? This multimillion-dollar government contractor refuses to say NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Feb 2, 2015

Amid rising costs, New Orleans employee pension fund under pressure to trim benefits NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 2015

Jan 25, 2015

A fresh start for New Orleans schools: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jan 20, 2015

Henderson Lewis Jr. chosen Orleans Parish school superintendent NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jan 17, 2015

James Gill: Traffic Court’s jobs program for slackers The Advocate

Jan 16, 2015

Here’s what would-be superintendents say they plan for Orleans Parish public schools NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jan 6, 2015

Critics of New Orleans’ draft zoning laws repeat calls for changes NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jan 6, 2015

In last-ditch effort, neighborhood groups demand changes to proposed zoning law The Advocate

Jan 4, 2015

Traffic Court clerk moves on, says court should too The Advocate

December 2014

Dec 29, 2014

Our Views: A reform by Wildes The Advocate

Dec 29, 2014

Letter: Loyola president deserving of praise for service to N.O. The Advocate

Dec 26, 2014

Nell Nolan: Tocqueville of United Way, BGR, Art Against AIDS, and STUDS Scholarship Social The Advocate

Dec 16, 2014

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

Dec 16, 2014

Gusman to ask voters to reconsider property tax proposition The Advocate

Dec 15, 2014

Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman to ask voters again for tax to fund jail operations NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Dec 14, 2014

Our Views: Permanent campaign mode The Advocate

Dec 11, 2014

Listen: Education Secretary Arne Duncan praises New Orleans’ educational gains NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Dec 11, 2014

Jindal blasts Duncan ahead of NOLA visit Politico

Dec 11, 2014

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Says New Orleans Is Winning The Battle For Public Education WWNO

Dec 11, 2014

Education secretary says U.S. is falling behind. Are we aware?: Jarvis DeBerry NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Dec 11, 2014

Arne Duncan: New Orleans education community is ‘leading the nation where we have to go’ NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Dec 11, 2014

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan takes jab at Louisiana officials over Common Core The Advocate

Dec 11, 2014

Our Views: Welcome to Duncan The Advocate

Dec 8, 2014

Jefferson Parish voters approve 6 charter changes, reject 5 The Advocate

Dec 4, 2014

The New Orleans Advocate voter guide The Advocate

Dec 2, 2014

Jefferson Parish voters to decide a slew of charter propositions FOX 8

Dec 1, 2014

Jefferson voters to decide on numerous changes to parish charter The Advocate

November 2014

Nov 21, 2014

Jefferson Parish Charter Proposition 10 would lock away hospital lease proceeds NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 21, 2014

New Orleans school property tax would raise $15.5 million for building maintenance NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 21, 2014

Our Views: Long list for voters The Advocate

Nov 21, 2014

Our recommendations on Jefferson charter propositions on the Dec. 6 ballot: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 21, 2014

Orleans water board is seeking green, low-tech solutions, director says The Advocate

Nov 20, 2014

Jefferson Parish Charter Proposition 6 brings the Parish Attorney’s Office up to date NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 20, 2014

Coalition questions school tax campaign WWL-TV

Nov 20, 2014

Our Views: Back tax for schools The Advocate

Nov 19, 2014

Jefferson Parish Charter Proposition 5 would overhaul personnel system NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 19, 2014

Opinion: Prepare for election overtime CityBusiness

Nov 18, 2014

Jefferson Parish Charter Proposition 3 would shorten time between introduction, vote on ordinances NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 17, 2014

Jefferson Parish Charter Proposition 1 would modestly restrain council’s investigative power NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 15, 2014

‘Yes’ to New Orleans school maintenance tax proposition: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 6, 2014

Our Views: Jail tax turned back The Advocate

Nov 5, 2014

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

Nov 5, 2014

Voters reject tax renewal for OPP reforms WWL-TV

Nov 5, 2014

Disappointment after Lower 9th Ward lot amendment fails WWL-TV

Nov 4, 2014

New Orleans voters reject Law Enforcement District tax NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 3, 2014

Orleans voters to decide on amendments involving city contracts, inauguration dates The Advocate

Nov 3, 2014

Two constitutional amendments would affect only Orleans Parish The Advocate

October 2014

Oct 29, 2014

Bureau of Governmental Research presents its Excellence in Government Awards NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 27, 2014

Law Enforcement District millage is vital for New Orleans: Mayor Landrieu and Sheriff Gusman NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 26, 2014

Sheriff, mayor forge rare alliance on property tax proposal The Advocate

Oct 24, 2014

Letter: Article 5 needs more work The Advocate

Oct 24, 2014

‘Yes’ to Orleans Parish jail tax and charter amendments: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 23, 2014

BGR recognizes Mike Teachworth’s effort to eliminate Crescent City Connection tolls NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 23, 2014

New Orleans Draft CZO: Exceptions to the rules NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 22, 2014

Let New Orleans ask voters for more police, fire resources: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 21, 2014

Our Views: New plan for growth The Advocate

Oct 17, 2014

Our Views: Our positions on charter, tax proposal The Advocate

Oct 14, 2014

Watchdog group wants zoning law tweak CityBusiness

Oct 14, 2014

BGR urges council to reject exceptions to zoning rules The Advocate

Oct 13, 2014

Voting on 14 constitutional amendments Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Oct 13, 2014

Our Views: Amendments on blight The Advocate

Oct 8, 2014

U.S. education secretary plans New Orleans speech The Advocate

Oct 8, 2014

New Orleans tax proposal to fund jail backed by Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Mayor Mitch Landrieu NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 6, 2014

N.O. sheriff, mayor both support plan to shift money for courtroom fix The Advocate

Oct 6, 2014

U.S. education secretary to speak in New Orleans this December NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 1, 2014

City issues new RFP for former World Trade Center site The Advocate

September 2014

Sep 29, 2014

Idea Village joins groups giving attention to New Orleans as a health care hub NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Sep 23, 2014

N.O. should use new medical complex to promote economic development, speaker says The Advocate

Sep 23, 2014

Economic developers say New Orleans could become a medical hub but has challenges NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Sep 17, 2014

City Council seeking comments on proposed new zoning law The Advocate

Sep 10, 2014

Watchdog group seeking records on court study deliberations NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Sep 3, 2014

Jefferson Parish Council gives up some discretion over contracting: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Sep 2, 2014

Opinion: City needs to sell 2 Canal St. CityBusiness

August 2014

Aug 31, 2014

Report: City should sell World Trade Center site WWL-TV

Aug 28, 2014

Jefferson council votes to reform contracting procedures The Advocate

Aug 27, 2014

Jefferson Parish Council approves contracting reform named for late activist NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Aug 26, 2014

World Trade Center building should be sold off to highest bidder, watchdog group says NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Aug 26, 2014

BGR urges city to sell former World Trade Center building The Advocate

Aug 21, 2014

Our Views: New fight over judges The Advocate

Aug 19, 2014

New Orleans’ water pipes, public buildings, street repairs could be in this man’s hands NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Aug 14, 2014

Too many New Orleans judges making too many headlines: James Varney NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Aug 11, 2014

Elimination of Orleans juvenile judge seat hits a snag, prompting Landrieu administration lawsuit NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Aug 4, 2014

Jefferson Parish contracting reform in limbo months after the death of its chief advocate NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

July 2014

Jul 25, 2014

New Orleans Citizens Reform a Corrupt, Fallen City The Wall Street Journal

Jul 24, 2014

City’s new zoning law moving toward approval The Advocate

Jul 23, 2014

Non-profit-owned property could generate much-needed tax revenue FOX 8

Jul 10, 2014

Mayor Landrieu’s approach to city contracts heads to New Orleans voters NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jul 10, 2014

Orleans voters to be asked to decide on contracting rules The Advocate

Jul 9, 2014

City Council to consider charter changes on contracting The Advocate

Jul 8, 2014

Landrieu wants voters to make it harder for a mayor to steer city business to favored firms The Lens

Jul 8, 2014

New Orleans Mayor Landrieu wants to codify his changes to contracting and DBE rules NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

June 2014

Jun 26, 2014

Audit report: N.O. Traffic Court $1.1 million in the red The Advocate

Jun 25, 2014

New Orleans Mayor Landrieu: No firefighter pension reform, no Fire Department tax money NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jun 25, 2014

Mayor Landrieu blasts Louisiana’s tax laws, calls for New Orleans to get bigger cut NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jun 23, 2014

Owen Courreges: Mayor Landrieu should tax more properties, instead of taxing us more Uptown Messenger

Jun 23, 2014

Mayor Landrieu to make case for tax hike, and other New Orleans-area political news The Advocate

Jun 19, 2014

Levee authority’s tied vote Thursday means lawsuit against energy companies is still alive NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jun 12, 2014

James Gill: Judicial reform effort seems doomed The Advocate

Jun 12, 2014

Jefferson council defers contracting reform The Advocate

Jun 11, 2014

Vote on Jefferson Parish contracting changes is postponed to address specifics NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jun 10, 2014

Jefferson Parish contracting changes are proposed, after death of their most vocal advocate NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jun 4, 2014

Final Juvenile Court reduction bill seems to target suspended judge The Advocate

Jun 2, 2014

Jindal postpones signing bill that would have killed lawsuit against oil companies WWL-TV

Jun 2, 2014

Building a Better School Board New Orleans Magazine

Jun 1, 2014

Senate Bill 469 shouldn’t get Gov. Jindal’s signature: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 2014

May 29, 2014

Russel Honore oped in The Times, BGR letter argue against SB 469 NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 24, 2014

Senate committee revises N.O. court merger bill The Advocate

May 21, 2014

New Orleans Convention Center readying plans for major upriver expansion Uptown Messenger

May 21, 2014

French Market Corp. to restore weekly fresh-food farmers’ market NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 19, 2014

Louisiana Senate passes measure that could reduce judges in New Orleans NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 16, 2014

Lives depend on flood authority independence: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 16, 2014

BGR opposes levee boards’ restriction The Advocate

May 5, 2014

Traffic court judges rarely on bench? WWL-TV

May 4, 2014

Legislature should protect Southeast Louisiana residents, keep levee reforms in place: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 2, 2014

Jefferson Parish Council opposes Sen. Robert Adley’s levee board bills NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 1, 2014

Mayor Landrieu nominates new slate of water board members The Advocate

May 1, 2014

How to Design a School Board New Orleans Magazine

April 2014

Apr 27, 2014

Bills to scuttle ‘Big Oil’ suit progress, but lawsuits may continue: Analysis The Associated Press

Apr 25, 2014

Jefferson Chamber condemns efforts to put governor in control of levee boards NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 23, 2014

BGR denounces levee board bill The Advocate

Apr 23, 2014

What’s on the Jefferson Parish ballot on May 3? NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 22, 2014

Stephanie Grace: Bill eliminates board’s independence The Advocate

Apr 22, 2014

Public employees’ pensions are a budget’s black hole: James Varney NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 22, 2014

Bureau of Governmental Research still opposes amended bill that gives governor power to remove levee NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 21, 2014

Critics blast mayor’s plan to overhaul civil service FOX 8

Apr 21, 2014

New Orleans city employees rise up in defiance of Landrieu’s Civil Service package NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 19, 2014

Rewritten flood authority bill gives Jindal more power The Advocate

Apr 14, 2014

Critics want self-supporting Audubon Nature Institute The Advocate

Apr 9, 2014

Jefferson Parish IG concerned lack of direction compromises hospital lease negotiation NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 9, 2014

Jefferson Parish hospitals forging ahead on different tracks as inspector general voices concern NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 6, 2014

Landrieu team takes 2nd stab at civil service reform The Advocate

Apr 3, 2014

Mayor Landrieu’s civil service rule changes track BGR’s from a decade earlier NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 2, 2014

BGR criticizes effort to change levee board nominations The Advocate

Apr 1, 2014

Watchdog opposes bill giving governor more power choosing levee boards WWL-TV

Apr 1, 2014

Bureau of Governmental Research opposes Senate bill that would give governor more power in selecting NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Apr 1, 2014

Incumbent Yenni facing two challengers in mayor’s race The Advocate

March 2014

Mar 4, 2014

Guest commentary: N.O. contract reform has long history The Advocate

February 2014

Feb 25, 2014

City contract process improved watchdogs say The Advocate

Feb 17, 2014

Jefferson hotels considering new tax to boost tourism The Advocate

Feb 17, 2014

Nagin long shown tendency to deny, rewrite reality The Advocate

Feb 15, 2014

3-year study of Louisiana’s judiciary concludes more study is needed NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Feb 13, 2014

New Orleans tightens financial controls post-Nagin WWL-TV

Feb 11, 2014

Martiny’s bill could result in new charges for Jefferson Parish hotel guests NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 2014

Jan 30, 2014

Jefferson Parish Council to consider disqualifying HCA from hospital lease NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jan 25, 2014

Ray Nagin faces trial to decide his fate on federal corruption charges NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jan 24, 2014

Judge study may need more time The Advocate

Jan 16, 2014

Independent auditor expresses confidence in Orleans Parish School Board finances NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jan 16, 2014

Our Views: An abuse of the rules The Advocate

Jan 14, 2014

Jefferson hospital lease process started with ‘one parish,’ wound up with division NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jan 8, 2014

New Orleans’ Sewerage & Water Board needs dedicated, skilled board members: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jan 7, 2014

Our Views: Make panel’s work public The Advocate

Jan 6, 2014

Bureau Of Governmental Research Suit Could Further Judicial Reform The Hayride

Jan 2, 2014

Group sues committee studying judges’ workloads The Advocate

Jan 2, 2014

BGR sues state committee assessing judgeships for access to records, meetings NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jan 2, 2014

Audit: Red ink flowing from N.O. criminal court The Advocate

Jan 2, 2014

Our Views: BGR helped shape 2013 The Advocate

December 2013

Dec 24, 2013

New Orleans schools get $7.8 million in belated tax revenue NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Dec 20, 2013

Refusal to return charter schools to OPSB sign of distrust of locally elected boards The Lens

Dec 19, 2013

Mayor Landrieu deputy will lead city water agency The Advocate

Dec 18, 2013

Angela Hill: Should non-profits lose tax exempt status? WWL Radio

Dec 16, 2013

Start over, sell hospitals Gambit

Dec 12, 2013

BGR speaker decries excessive partisanship in Washington The Advocate

Dec 11, 2013

Columnist Steven Roberts laments the extinction of the political center: Jarvis DeBerry NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Dec 11, 2013

Jefferson Parish Coroner urges Parish Council to take more time, seek advice on hospital lease NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Dec 7, 2013

State committee studying number of judges needs to be more open, BGR says The Advocate

Dec 1, 2013

N.O. S&WB search for top executive turns inward NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

November 2013

Nov 29, 2013

Independent committees are way to depoliticize contracts NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 25, 2013

Jefferson hospital lease finalists trade shots as Parish Council prepares for a decision NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 22, 2013

Take contributions out of the contracting process in Jefferson Parish: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 19, 2013

Lee Zurik Investigation: Big campaign donors get big contracts in JP FOX 8

Nov 19, 2013

Companies seeking no-bid contracts dominate Jefferson Parish campaign contribution list NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and Fox 8

Nov 19, 2013

Campaign finance transparency not enough to fix Jefferson Parish’s contracting problems, groups say NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and Fox 8

Nov 12, 2013

N.O. Juvenile Court judges, coroner tell council they need more money The Advocate

Nov 10, 2013

Stephanie Grace: Hospitals’ politics have long tradition The Advocate

Nov 7, 2013

Traffic Court runoff Nov. 16 as debate over New Orleans judgeships rages on NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 7, 2013

BGR critical of hospital selection process The Advocate

Nov 7, 2013

Jefferson Parish hospitals lease is in ‘total disarray’ and ‘shrouded in secrecy’, BGR says NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 5, 2013

Landrieu: Civil judges’ call for a new courthouse is not in taxpayers’ interest NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Nov 5, 2013

Deputy Mayor Cedric Grant, S&WB top staff among applicants for water board executive director NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

October 2013

Oct 29, 2013

Stephanie Grace: Traffic court election is sideshow The Advocate

Oct 29, 2013

Judges’ plea for more money seems to fall on deaf ears The Advocate

Oct 28, 2013

New Orleans Traffic Court judges warn annual budget could be unconstitutional NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 21, 2013

Voters approve charter changes; judge runoffs set The Advocate

Oct 19, 2013

N.O. voters approve Sewerage & Water Board reforms WWL-TV

Oct 19, 2013

Jefferson renews property taxes for schools, sewerage, water NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 19, 2013

Jupiter, Smith advance to runoff in New Orleans Traffic Court election NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 17, 2013

JUDGE-MENT DAY Magistrate Judge Race, Sewerage and Water Board on Saturday’s Ballot NOLA Defender

Oct 17, 2013

Greater New Orleans Republicans endorse Jefferson Parish property taxes for water, sewerage NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 16, 2013

New Orleans judges, city officials argue over cuts to judiciary NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 16, 2013

Major changes to Sewerage & Water Board on Saturday’s ballot WWL-TV

Oct 15, 2013

Election recommendations Gambit

Oct 11, 2013

New Orleans S&WB City Charter change attracts political opposition NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 10, 2013

Hospital president talks about massive University Medical Center construction and privatization NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 10, 2013

N.O. judges take case against cutting the bench to City Hall The Advocate

Oct 9, 2013

BGR report spurs debate over judgeships before state Supreme Court’s Judicial Council NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 9, 2013

New Orleans judges deny there are too many of them The Advocate

Oct 8, 2013

Voters to decide S&WB overhaul FOX 8

Oct 7, 2013

Orleans voters will decide Oct. 19 on two City Charter amendments The Advocate

Oct 7, 2013

Three candidates vie for Orleans magistrate judgeship The Advocate

Oct 7, 2013

Eight candidates seeking Traffic Court judgeship despite its uncertain future The Advocate

Oct 6, 2013

In Jefferson Parish, water, sewer and school taxes are essential: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Oct 4, 2013

Business groups support Jefferson Parish tax renewals The Advocate

Oct 2, 2013

Proposed new zoning law draws criticism at community meeting The Advocate

Oct 1, 2013

World Trade Center plans may endanger ferry service New Orleans Magazine

September 2013

Sep 30, 2013

Watchdog group recommends JP voters renew taxes they already voted against WWL-TV

Sep 24, 2013

Kenner public works director receives BGR lifetime achievement award NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Sep 24, 2013

Two St. Tammany Parish residents honored by Bureau of Governmental Research NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Sep 22, 2013

Our Views: Cut judges for savings The Advocate

Sep 10, 2013

BGR: Too many N.O. judges Gambit

Sep 9, 2013

Eliminating Judges WWL radio

Sep 6, 2013

WWL radio interview with BGR executive director Janet Howard on Orleans Parish judgeships WWL radio

Sep 6, 2013

Stephanie Grace: Now’s the time to consider judge staffing The Advocate

Sep 6, 2013

New Orleans firefighters make smart move to change pension management: Editorial NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Sep 4, 2013

New Orleans firefighters oust leadership of long-troubled pension fund NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Sep 4, 2013

BGR’s court cuts not likely to gain support CityBusiness

Sep 4, 2013

Group seeks big cut in number of Orleans judges The Associated Press

Sep 4, 2013

Report: New Orleans has too many judges WGNO

Sep 4, 2013

Orleans Civil Court judge disputes BGR report FOX 8

Sep 4, 2013

Packing the Courts: Report Says NOLA, La. Has Surplus of Judges NOLA Defender

Sep 4, 2013

It’s time to reduce the number of judges in Orleans Parish WGNO

Sep 3, 2013

New Orleans could have as many as 25 surplus judges, BGR report finds The Times-Picayune

Sep 3, 2013

BGR Report: New Orleans courts bloated with judges The Advocate

Sep 3, 2013

Report says Orleans Parish has twice as many judges as it needs WWL-TV

August 2013

Aug 22, 2013

How could city of New Orleans raise money to pay for police, jail consent decrees? The Lens

Aug 22, 2013

New Orleans City Council passes new fares for Algiers ferries NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Aug 21, 2013

New Orleans S&WB hires search firm; on track to hire new chief executive by end of 2013 NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Aug 21, 2013

BGR urges water board to delay director search The Advocate

Aug 20, 2013

Orleans Parish School Board president drops fight to oust interim superintendent NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Aug 20, 2013

One month before citizens vote to change board, SW&B board could choose new director WWL-TV

Aug 20, 2013

BGR wants delay in search for Sewerage and Water Board leader FOX 8

Aug 20, 2013

BGR: the New Orleans S&WB should delay its search for a new executive director The Times-Picayune

Aug 7, 2013

Drivers deserve a break on old tolls: Editorial The Times-Picayune

July 2013

Jul 23, 2013

Group says water board’s woes unlikely to improve soon WWL-TV

Jul 23, 2013

BGR says water issues won’t be adequately addressed by millage increase FOX 8

Jul 19, 2013

Mayor Landrieu: Detroit bankruptcy is a wake-up call WWL-TV

Jul 17, 2013

Questions of would-be WTC developers are revealing The Advocate

Jul 15, 2013

Tax revenue enters the spotlight for Orleans Parish School Board, inspector general The Times-Picayune

Jul 9, 2013

Iko-icon Gambit Weekly

Jul 2, 2013

Panel refines process for considering WTC proposals CityBusiness

Jul 2, 2013

Flaws undermine WTC redevelopment plans CityBusiness

Jul 1, 2013

Bidders for World Trade Center site compete for public support WWL-TV

Jul 1, 2013

BGR evaluates proposals for redeveloping World Trade Center The Advocate

Jul 1, 2013

BGR notes lean details in WTC site proposals CityBusiness

Jul 1, 2013

City considers what to do with WTC site Fox 8

Jul 1, 2013

What Will Happen to the World Trade Center? City Meeting Tuesday WWNO

Jul 1, 2013

New Orleans committee to evaluate proposals for former World Trade Center site on Tuesday The Times-Picayune

June 2013

Jun 16, 2013

Our Views: Don’t accept ‘new normal’ The Advocate

Jun 12, 2013

Jefferson Performing Arts Center deal approved, pending OK of payment mechanism The Times-Picayune

Jun 7, 2013

Da winnas & da loozas Gambit Weekly

Jun 6, 2013

Sewerage and Water Board overhaul approved by Legislature, not exactly as Landrieu envisioned The Times-Picayune

Jun 5, 2013

Task force on Tammany inspector general draws mixed reviews The Advocate

May 2013

May 30, 2013

Hotels would be able to tax themselves under bill approved by House Wednesday Times-Picayune

May 30, 2013

Louisiana Senate approves bills to help New Orleans rein in firefighters’ pension costs The Times-Picayune

May 25, 2013

Firefighters disability pension costing city millions WWL-TV

May 23, 2013

Jefferson Parish charter board completes report, declines again to endorse contracting changes The Times-Picayune

May 22, 2013

New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board overhaul bill goes back to giving mayor’s office control The Times-Picayune

May 20, 2013

N.O. firefighter pension fund worries La. Sen. committee as it passes compromise package of changes The Times-Picayune

May 16, 2013

Lee Zurik Investigation: The retirement plan so good, it may be illegal Fox 8

May 15, 2013

House panel clears new hotel fee The Advocate

May 15, 2013

New Orleans hotels could impose fee on themselves under bill passing House committee The Times-Picayune

May 15, 2013

Garland Robinette speaks with BGR’s Peter Reichard about pension funds WWL

May 15, 2013

CVB’s Perry explains hotel ‘assessment’ split CityBusiness

May 14, 2013

New Orleans firefighter pension changes pass Louisiana House The Times-Picayune

May 14, 2013

Plan to generate tourism dollars through hotel charge stirs debate WWL-TV

May 13, 2013

New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board looking down the road at a new drainage fee The Times-Picayune

May 8, 2013

New Orleans firefighter pensions need full reform: Editorial The Times-Picayune

May 8, 2013

Sewerage & Water Board asks firm to research new fee to fund drainage projects The Lens

May 8, 2013

Amendments to S&WB reform package cut mayoral veto, add New Orleans City Council appointees The Times-Picayune

May 6, 2013

Jefferson Parish board ends charter review, sets up public hearings for May 20, 23 The Times-Picayune

May 6, 2013

Firefighters’ pension fund Gambit

May 3, 2013

Voters decide CCC bridge toll fate WWL Radio

May 2, 2013

Bid to turn firefighters’ pension system over to city of New Orleans fails in La. House committee The Times-Picayune

May 2, 2013

Lee Zurik Investigation: ‘Playing With Fire’ prompts legislative backlash Fox 8

May 2, 2013

Lawmakers should let the city oversee New Orleans firefighter pensions: Editorial The Times-Picayune

May 1, 2013

Lee Zurik Investigation: S&WB’s overtime policy means millions down the drain Fox 8

May 1, 2013

Tension over the firefighter pension WWL-TV

April 2013

Apr 30, 2013

BGR Worries About Mayor’s Veto On Sewerage Board Reforms WWNO

Apr 30, 2013

Deal on Jefferson Parish arts center unlikely before Parish Council hearing Wednesday The Times-Picayune

Apr 30, 2013

Watchdog urges state lawmakers to bring New Orleans’ firefighters’ pension fund under local control The Times-Picayune

Apr 26, 2013

Reform bill doesn’t go far enough to curb political power over S&WB, BGR says The Times-Picayune

Apr 26, 2013

Opinion: Voters should tank CCC tolls CityBusiness

Apr 25, 2013

Orleans Parish School Board fails to properly track money shared with RSD, report finds The Times-Picayune

Apr 25, 2013

Report sees improvement, challenges for Orleans board The Advocate

Apr 25, 2013

Strengths, flaws found in Orleans school finances The Associated Press

Apr 24, 2013

Gusman: “Root cause” of conditions at OPP is inadequate funding Gambit

Apr 23, 2013

With Crescent City Connection election pending, BGR re-releases report against measure The Times-Picayune

Apr 22, 2013

Jefferson Parish charter board endorses inspector general’s reserve fund, rejects contracting change The Times-Picayune

Apr 20, 2013

Kill the CCC tolls once and for all: James Varney The Times-Picayune

Apr 19, 2013

Jefferson Parish Council should adopt price mandate in contracting, advocates say The Times-Picayune

Apr 18, 2013

New Orleans firefighters, city seeking pension fund compromise WWL-TV

Apr 17, 2013

Jefferson Parish Council takes over evaluation of outside attorneys The Times-Picayune

Apr 17, 2013

N.O. Sewerage and Water Board director Marcia St. Martin says she will retire this year The Times-Picayune

Apr 15, 2013

St. Tammany officials, residents attend inspector general session The Advocate

Apr 12, 2013

St. Tammany officials, residents attend inspector general session The Advocate

Apr 11, 2013

Area inspectors general weigh-in on idea of IG in St. Tammany WWL-TV

Apr 11, 2013

The Rachel Maddow Show Discusses Gun Control Policy in Louisiana The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)

Apr 11, 2013

Inspectors general from N.O., Jefferson Parish address north shore crowd The Times-Picayune

Apr 11, 2013

Cause of Thursday morning power outage in N.O. still being investigated WWL-TV

Apr 8, 2013

Jefferson Parish charter board may consider contracting changes The Times-Picayune

Apr 8, 2013

Mayor addresses Black-on-Black violence to the BGR The Louisiana Weekly

Apr 7, 2013

Mitch Landrieu outlines city’s goals for upcoming legislative session The Advocate

Apr 4, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Wants Federal Monitor to Operate City Jail WWNO

Apr 3, 2013

Mayor Landrieu offers jobs to stop youth violence WWL-TV

Apr 3, 2013

Mayor Mitch Landrieu lays out legislative agenda; repeats criticism of OPP consent decree The Times-Picayune

Apr 3, 2013

Mayor wants lawmakers to focus on reform, infrastructure at legislative session WWL-TV

March 2013

Mar 26, 2013

Jefferson Parish contracting changes likely to be delayed for third time in 5 weeks The Times-Picayune

Mar 25, 2013

St. Tammany inspector general will be topic of BGR breakfast The Times-Picayune

Mar 18, 2013

Jefferson Parish charter board approves ban on outside income for parish president The Times-Picayune

Mar 13, 2013

Jefferson Parish delays contracting reforms, and disappointed advocates ask for meeting with council The Times-Picayune

Mar 13, 2013

Jefferson Parish Council cancels disaster cleanup contract over price restrictions The Times-Picayune

Mar 12, 2013

Jefferson Parish contracting reforms to be delayed again, facing criticism from minority companies The Times-Picayune

Mar 11, 2013

Pittsburgh policies for off-duty police officers’ gigs lax Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Mar 8, 2013

St. Tammany coalition formed to push for inspector general The Times-Picayune

Mar 8, 2013

No tolls to cross the Crescent City Connection: Editorial The Times-Picayune

Mar 5, 2013

S&WB should end practice of giving free water to public agencies, Stacy Head suggests The Times-Picayune

Mar 4, 2013

New alleged arrangement between Nagin and Lake Forest Plaza owner WWL-TV

Mar 4, 2013

History of problems lead up to boil water advisory WWL-TV

Mar 1, 2013

Innovative Thinking On the Elements New Orleans Magazine

February 2013

Feb 28, 2013

Minority businesses say proposed Jefferson Parish contracting rules would work against them The Advocate

Feb 26, 2013

BGR lukewarm on Jefferson contract reform efforts CityBusiness

Feb 20, 2013

Ray Nagin pleads not guilty to 21 bribery-related charges, avoids comment The Times-Picayune

Feb 18, 2013

Jefferson Parish president should not have outside income, some Charter board members say The Times-Picayune

Feb 11, 2013

Jefferson Parish’s inspector general sees his role as a trailblazer The Advocate

Feb 8, 2013

Sewerage & Water Board members shouldn’t try to weaken reforms: Editorial The Times-Picayune

Feb 1, 2013

Contract process targeted The Advocate

January 2013

Jan 31, 2013

Subsidies for Saints Owner Open New Orleans to Super Bowl Bloomberg.com

Jan 31, 2013

Jefferson Parish contracting changes proposed, but one raises objections from John Young The Times-Picayune

Jan 30, 2013

Jefferson Parish council got $356,000 in contributions from vendors, watchdog says The Times-Picayune

Jan 17, 2013

Lake Terrace Shopping Center: As yet nothing to crow about The Lens

Jan 17, 2013

Jefferson Parish activists demand action on proposed contracting reforms The Times-Picayune

Jan 13, 2013

Our Views: CABL marks 50th birthday The Advocate

Jan 12, 2013

Empty New Orleans tower sits on prime site The Associated Press

Jan 10, 2013

New Orleans needs new approach to water management The Times-Picayune

December 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Business calendar for the week of Dec. 24 The Times-Picayune

Dec 19, 2012

Jefferson Parish Council majority backing contracting changes The Times-Picayune

Dec 14, 2012

Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts suggests limits to council’s contracting power The Times-Picayune

Dec 14, 2012

S&WB work is an investment in New Orleans’ future: Editorial The Times-Picayune

Dec 11, 2012

S&WB rate hikes Gambit

Dec 7, 2012

City Council passes water rate increases Gambit Online

Dec 6, 2012

Sewerage Board details plan to double bills over 8 years The Advocate

Dec 6, 2012

New Orleans Council Considering Major Rate Hike For Sewerage and Water Board WWNO

Dec 5, 2012

Bureau of Governmental Research supports S&WB rate increases WWL-TV

Dec 5, 2012

BGR supports New Orleans water bill hikes, but calls for more info The Times-Picayune

Dec 5, 2012

Rebuild New Orleans’ sewer, water systems and create jobs: Mitch Landrieu and Raymond Manning The Times-Picayune

Dec 5, 2012

Water board details spending plan as rate hike vote looms The Lens

Dec 5, 2012

Social scene: A touch of history, research and a giving heart The Times-Picayune

Dec 5, 2012

New Orleans City Council is next, possibly last, step for sewer, water rate increase The Times-Picayune

Dec 5, 2012

Mayor Landrieu has harsh words for council president on S&WB rate increase Fox 8

Dec 5, 2012

Landrieu calls water board rate increase vote most important in years WWL-TV

Dec 4, 2012

No clear answers on what city water rate increase would pay for The Lens

Dec 4, 2012

Rush to approve New Orleans water rate hike proposal stirs up a hornets’ nest The Times-Picayune

Dec 4, 2012

New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board president calls for rate hike vote to go forward The Times-Picayune

Dec 3, 2012

Stacy Head, BGR concerned about speedy City Council vote on higher water bills The Times-Picayune

Dec 3, 2012

Jefferson Parish reform advocates praise contracting proposal, but urge further changes Nola.com

Dec 3, 2012

Council president seeks delay of vote on huge water-rate increase The Lens

November 2012

Nov 30, 2012

Our Views: A practical cost of political delay The Advocate

Nov 29, 2012

Jefferson Parish council members open to factoring price in professional contracts Nola.com

Nov 28, 2012

Contract process ‘appalling’: Group says changes needed to improve quality, fairness The Advocate

Nov 27, 2012

Showdown imminent over Jefferson Parish contract procedures CityBusiness

Nov 27, 2012

Jefferson Parish President John Young says price should be factor in professional contracting Nola.com

Nov 20, 2012

Forum about Jefferson Parish’s contracting to go on without council members Nola.com

Nov 19, 2012

Jones Walker partner to lead BGR The Associated Press

Nov 18, 2012

Our Views: Hopeful view for Washingto The Advocate

Nov 16, 2012

Our View: Good ideas from road The Advocate

Nov 16, 2012

No takers for ferry operations The Advocate

Nov 13, 2012

Mayor Mitch Landrieu proposes cutting City Council members from Sewerage & Water Board Nola.com

Nov 13, 2012

Mayor Mitch Landrieu on water board reform: Cut politics, build trust, then raise rates Nola.com

Nov 12, 2012

Jefferson Parish changes to public hospital contract process raises questions Nola.com

Nov 11, 2012

Jefferson Parish needs to fix contracting process, BGR says: Letter The Times-Picayune

Nov 10, 2012

What do we want? Pension reform. When do we want it? Now.—James Varney The Times-Picayune

Nov 9, 2012

Public pension funds in greater New Orleans more generous than most in US, BGR report says Nola.com

Nov 9, 2012

New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board to consider removing City Council members from its ranks The Times-Picayune

Nov 5, 2012

Voters to face crowded ballot The Advocate

Nov 2, 2012

Law enforcement officials tie passage of CCC tolls to public safety Fox 8

Nov 2, 2012

Vote ‘no’ on extending Crescent City Connection tolls: Jim Tucker The Times-Picayune

Nov 1, 2012

Ballot measure would renew property tax for businesses for 20 years Fox 8

October 2012

Oct 31, 2012

Election 2012: What’s on the ballot Nola.com

Oct 26, 2012

Orleans Parish voters to decide Nov. 6 on renewing, increasing millage for Orleans Levee District Nola.com

Oct 26, 2012

BGR President & CEO Discusses Items on the Nov. 6 Ballot WWL Radio

Oct 26, 2012

Election Recommendations The Times-Picayune

Oct 25, 2012

DA Cannizzaro targets gun rights measure Fox 8

Oct 24, 2012

Jefferson Parish’s new law on disclosure of campaign solicitations faces criticism Nola.com

Oct 24, 2012

Voters to decide on Business Park property tax The Advocate

Oct 24, 2012

Mayor Landrieu plans to revamp 11 New Orleans boards and commissions Nola.com

Oct 23, 2012

Watchdog group takes stand against property tax proposition Fox 8

Oct 22, 2012

What’s on your ballot: early voting begins Tuesday across Louisiana WWL-TV

Oct 22, 2012

Sewerage rate hikes? BGR says take politics out of S&WB Operations Gambit Online

Oct 21, 2012

Change aims to rid ‘singleshot’ The Advocate

Oct 21, 2012

Volunteer award benefits CASA The Times-Picayune

Oct 18, 2012

New Orleans voters to decide Nov. 6 on Regional Business Park tax Nola.com

Oct 18, 2012

La. could have strongest gun rights The Advocate

Oct 18, 2012

Two-line proposed amendment could have huge effect on gun control laws WWL-TV

Oct 17, 2012

Sewerage and Water Board sends price hike plan to mayor’s desk Nola.com

Oct 17, 2012

S&WB sends 10 percent rate hike plan to mayor Fox 8

Oct 17, 2012

Flush problem leadership from S&WB CityBusiness

Oct 16, 2012

Sewerage & Water Board urged to reform before voting on rate hikes Nola.com

Oct 16, 2012

Government watchdog group: Limit S&WB rate hikes until reforms occur Gambit Online

Oct 13, 2012

Charter change on Orleans ballot ; At-large races would be held separately The Times-Picayune

Oct 8, 2012

Boil-water advisory delay baffles New Orleans residents The Times-Picayune

Oct 5, 2012

New Orleans must get a grip on firefighter pension costs: Editorial The Times-Picayune

Oct 1, 2012

Pension fund for New Orleans firefighters on shaky ground after missteps Nola.com

September 2012

Sep 28, 2012

What should local control of schools look like? The Times-Picayune

Sep 27, 2012

Questions surround legality of S&WB vote on millage rate Fox 8

Sep 20, 2012

New Orleans water and sewer rate would rise more slowly under latest staff proposal The Times-Picayune

Sep 20, 2012

BGR President & CEO Discusses Bridge Tolls, S&WB, Excellence in Government Awards with Fox 8 Fox8

Sep 19, 2012

Orleans Parish residents could pay more on water bills Fox 8

Sep 14, 2012

Jefferson Parish workers to receive prestigious government award The Times-Picayune

August 2012

Aug 23, 2012

City Council to hold meeting focused on CCC toll extension WWL-TV

Aug 21, 2012

School vouchers make a comeback, stir concerns about quality NBC News

Aug 16, 2012

Crescent City Connection toll extension opposed by BGR The Times-Picayune

Aug 15, 2012

Group comes out against renewing tolls on CCC WWL-TV

Aug 14, 2012

Spurred by voucher program, state officials may tighten rules on who can open private schools The Times-Picayune

Aug 9, 2012

Crescent City Connection toll issue generates more questions at Jefferson Parish Council meeting The Times-Picayune

Aug 4, 2012

Clean up contracting rules: An editorial The Times-Picayune

July 2012

Jul 31, 2012

Jefferson Parish President says some changes to contract policy already in place The Times-Picayune

Jul 30, 2012

Jeff has revolving door of hospital architects;  Contracting process called into question The Times-Picayune

Jul 25, 2012

Plan for holding private schools accountable in voucher program wins board approval The Times-Picayune

Jul 23, 2012

Business leaders want S&WB rate increase tied to management changes WWL-TV

Jul 23, 2012

Eastern New Orleans tax, fee on November ballot The Times-Picayune

Jul 18, 2012

Mitch Landrieu asks S&WB to address key issues regarding rate increase The Times-Picayune

Jul 17, 2012

N.O. businesses wary of proposed sewerage and water rate hikes WWL-TV

Jul 12, 2012

Jefferson Parish Charter Advisory Board schedules public hearings for input The Times-Picayune

Jul 11, 2012

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu calls for renewal of Crescent City Connection tolls The Times-Picayune

June 2012

Jun 18, 2012

Accountability for Louisiana school vouchers: An editorial The Times-Picayune

Jun 17, 2012

Incentives were key as New Orleans was wooing Costco The Times-Picayune

Jun 13, 2012

Voters and Council want answers on CCC toll revenue WWL-TV

Jun 13, 2012

Jefferson Parish Council to launch ‘fact-finding mission’ on Crescent City Connection tolls The Times-Picayune

Jun 11, 2012

Future of N.O. airport topic of June 26 briefing The Associated Press

Jun 7, 2012

Group to file lawsuit challenging Crescent City Connection tolls as a ‘tax in disguise’ The Times-Picayune

May 2012

May 16, 2012

Inspector General says state not serious about fighting corruption if office cut WWL-TV

May 15, 2012

Editorial: Inspector General’s office too valuable to eliminate The Lake Charles American Press

May 14, 2012

Curb pay to play in Jefferson Parish’s contracting: An editorial The Times-Picayune

May 10, 2012

Report: Jeff. Parish council’s contract selection process “uniquely vulnerable to abuse” WWL-TV

May 10, 2012

Jefferson Parish’s contracting desperately needs reform, watchdog says The Times-Picayune

May 9, 2012

New Orleans Business Alliance to vote on economic development policies The Times-Picayune

May 9, 2012

Plan to defund Louisiana inspector office incurs watchdog groups’ howls The Times-Picayune

May 8, 2012

Legislature needs to show leadership by eliminating Crescent City Connection tolls The Times-Picayune

April 2012

Apr 29, 2012

Hospitality district, board could be in the works for New Orleans The Times-Picayune

Apr 29, 2012

Industrial Development Board is generous with property tax breaks for developers The Times-Picayune

Apr 26, 2012

Cuts force changes in mental health care The Times-Picayune

Apr 25, 2012

An update on mental-health services in New Orleans The Times-Picayune

Apr 22, 2012

Bipartisan push helped to pass education bills The Associated Press

Apr 15, 2012

Obituary: Edward Frank “Eddie” Stauss Jr. The Times-Picayune

Apr 8, 2012

Louisiana’s education reform is a dramatic plan for schools and our children: An editorial The Times-Picayune

March 2012

Mar 29, 2012

Val Mogensen, former BGR director, dies at 92 The Times-Picayune

Mar 21, 2012

IBD hears presentations on South Market District, Jazzland Outlet Mall The Times-Picayune

Mar 18, 2012

Sunday Edition: Legislature focuses on education reform WWL-TV

Mar 16, 2012

Gov. Jindal’s education reforms need deliberation by legislators: An editorial The Times-Picayune

Mar 14, 2012

First Votes Set On Voucher, Tenure Bills WDSU

Mar 14, 2012

Watchdogs call for amending Jindal’s education plan Fox 8

Mar 14, 2012

Report says Jindal’s voucher plan in need of work The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Mar 14, 2012

Bobby Jindal school voucher plan worries watchdog group The Times-Picayune

February 2012

Feb 28, 2012

Some city employees make more in OT than regular play WWL-TV

Feb 22, 2012

Lee Zurik Investigation: S&WB ratepayers funding exec’s $1M retirement plan Fox 8

January 2012

Jan 20, 2012

Sewerage & Water Board schedules public meetings over rate increase plan CityBusiness

Jan 20, 2012

State panel votes to issue report in favor of renewing Crescent City Connection tolls The Times-Picayune

Jan 18, 2012

Stuck in the toll lane at New Orleans Crescent City Connection: An editorial The Times-Picayune

Jan 17, 2012

World Trade Center redevelopment appears ready to move forward The Times-Picayune

Jan 1, 2012

New Year resolutions for one and for all: An editorial The Times-Picayune

December 2011

Dec 21, 2011

New Orleans mayor abandons for the coming year effort to make some nonprofit groups pay property tax The Times-Picayune

Dec 15, 2011

Deputies working private, off-duty details pay into fund used by sheriff for questionable discretion The Lens

November 2011

Nov 30, 2011

Bureau of Governmental Research names new officers at luncheon The Times-Picayune

Nov 16, 2011

Election recommendations The Times-Picayune

Nov 16, 2011

Jefferson voters to decide Saturday on doubled homestead for disabled veterans The Times-Picayune

Nov 14, 2011

New Orleans voters will weigh in on Public Belt Railroad revamp The Times-Picayune

Nov 10, 2011

Costco proposal raises questions about need for, availability of incentives in New Orleans New Orleans City Business

Nov 9, 2011

Real estate transfer tax amendment on Nov. 19 Louisiana ballot WWLTV

October 2011

Oct 28, 2011

New Orleans’ reserve fund stands empty for second year in a row CityBusiness

Oct 28, 2011

BGR: Sewerage and Water Board needs more cash, fewer politicians CityBusiness

Oct 26, 2011

New report calls for massive overhaul of S&WB WWLTV

Oct 26, 2011

Study: Aging, leaky water system difficult to plug Associated Press

Oct 26, 2011

New Orleans S&WB is an aging, leaky water system that needs help, group says The Times-Picayune

Oct 26, 2011

BGR: Sewerage and Water Board needs more cash, fewer politicians New Orleans City Business

Oct 26, 2011

New Orleans’ reserve fund stands empty for second year in a row New Orleans City Business

Oct 20, 2011

New Orleans voters will weigh in on tax for business park The Times-Picayune

Oct 20, 2011

Election recommendations in Orleans and St. Bernard parishes propositions: An editorial The Times-Picayune

Oct 19, 2011

Teachers need greater role in decision-making, Jefferson Parish superintendent says The Times-Picayune

Oct 13, 2011

Voters to decide whether JP will get inspector general WWLTV

Oct 12, 2011

Business, nonprofit leaders give latest school construction plan good grades The Times-Picayune

Oct 12, 2011

Endorsing an inspector general The Times-Picayune

Oct 10, 2011

St. Tammany Parish voters to decide disabled veterans homestead exemption referendum Oct. 22 The Times-Picayune

Oct 8, 2011

Future of Jefferson Parish schools topic of BGR briefing The Associated Press / The Republic

September 2011

Sep 29, 2011

Mayor’s assistant earns big honor; Kilpatrick a key cog in running town The Times-Picayune

Sep 28, 2011

City IT director tries to end reliance on contracts CityBusiness

Sep 24, 2011

BGR honors St. Charles employees for their work The Times-Picayune

Sep 23, 2011

End the bumping rule at New Orleans City Hall: An editorial The Times-Picayune

Sep 20, 2011

Civil Disagreements Gambit

Sep 19, 2011

Public servants to receive awards The Times-Picayune

Sep 13, 2011

Bureau of Governmental Research focuses on City Hall operations WWLTV

Sep 13, 2011

New Orleans government overhaul unveiled Fox 8

Sep 13, 2011

Stat of the City Gambit

Sep 12, 2011

Public meetings start for New Orleans’ proposed comprehensive zoning ordinance The Times-Picayune

Sep 6, 2011

Orleans watchdog group sets luncheon speaker Associated Press & KATC.com

August 2011

Aug 23, 2011

New Orleans watchdog group gets award WWLTV

Aug 21, 2011

Briefing focuses on N.O. City Hall WXVT 15

Aug 18, 2011

Master plan review reveals spending discrepancies for repairing, replacing schools CityBusiness

Aug 18, 2011

New Orleans City Council appoints Joseph Clark to Civil Service Commission The Times-Picayune

Aug 18, 2011

Workers’ pick for panel opposed; BGR urges council to nix nomination The Times-Picayune

Aug 14, 2011

Panel looks at life without CCC tolls; Bridge police, lighting likely to go The Times-Picayune

Aug 8, 2011

New Lawless High promised on old 9th Ward site WWLTV

Aug 5, 2011

Review New Orleans school master plan: An editorial The Times-Picayune

Aug 5, 2011

The key to New Orleans police reform is the reformer: Jarvis DeBerry The Times-Picayune

Aug 4, 2011

Sanctions warranted on New Orleans police details, but reforms needed as well: An editorial The Times-Picayune

Aug 3, 2011

A new set of zoning rules for New Orleans: An editorial The Times-Picayune

Aug 2, 2011

Government watchdog says NOPD detail reform plan is a step in the right direction The Times-Picayune

Aug 2, 2011

Business, nonprofit leaders voice concerns about New Orleans schools master plan The Times-Picayune

Aug 1, 2011

New Orleans business, civic groups say school master plan should go ‘back to drawing board’ The Newsroom, CityBusiness Blog

Aug 1, 2011

Draft of revised New Orleans zoning law is online The Times-Picayune

July 2011

Jul 31, 2011

Fox 8 Investigation prompts swift action by N.O. Assessor Fox 8

Jul 29, 2011

Task force reviewing Crescent City Connection tolls holds first meeting The Times-Picayune

Jul 26, 2011

A Question of Will Gambit

Jul 19, 2011

Signatures gathered to try to prevent Loyola president from joining Civil Service Commission The Times-Picayune

Jul 16, 2011

Public employees who improve local government to be honored The Times-Picayune

Jul 6, 2011

Opinion: Mayor, city workers on shaky footing CityBusiness

Jul 3, 2011

‘Unsatisfactory’ New Orleans employee isn’t alone: Jarvis DeBerry The Times-Picayune

Jul 2, 2011

Bumpy road for rule change: An editorial The Times-Picayune

June 2011

Jun 30, 2011

City Workers Blast Landrieu’s “Bumping” Proposal Fox 8

Jun 30, 2011

Group urges change in Orleans civil service The Associated Press / CityBusiness

Jun 30, 2011

Policy that lets laid-off New Orleans workers ‘bump’ those with less seniority up for debate today The Times-Picayune

Jun 29, 2011

State funding is the way to finance the Crescent City Connection bridge: A letter to the editor The Times-Picayune

Jun 28, 2011

Mapping the future of the Crescent City Connection toll: An editorial The Times-Picayune

Jun 4, 2011

End policy that lets New Orleans laid-off workers “bump” other city employees: An editorial The Times-Picayune

May 2011

May 31, 2011

City Hall pushes to end policy where laid-off workers can ‘bump’ others with less seniority The Times-Picayune

May 26, 2011

BGR housing study was complemented, not contradicted, by UNO The Lens

May 24, 2011

Economic development leaders warn against state budget cuts The Newsroom, CityBusiness

May 24, 2011

Heads of local economic development groups air concerns about siphoning money away from “mega fund” The Times-Picayune

May 12, 2011

Algiers Point, Canal Street ferry terminals being repaired The Times-Picayune

May 4, 2011

Commentary: Crescent City Connection Dysfunction Needs Legislative Action The Pelican Post

May 3, 2011

For Whom the Bridge Tolls Gambit

May 1, 2011

Sunday Edition: CCC Toll Study WWLTV

April 2011

Apr 30, 2011

There’s no good reason to renew the Crescent City Connection toll: An editorial The Times-Picayune

Apr 29, 2011

Jefferson Parish voters to decide on five tax renewals Saturday The Times-Picayune

Apr 28, 2011

Jefferson officials hope voters will keep money flowing to juvenile services The Times-Picayune

Apr 28, 2011

Opinion: It’s time to tank CCC tolls CityBusiness

Apr 28, 2011

Crescent City Connection engineer fired The Times-Picayune

Apr 28, 2011

End Urged for New Orleans Bridge Tolls The Bond Buyer

Apr 27, 2011

Research group: Let CCC tolls expire CityBusiness

Apr 27, 2011

Small slice of tolls pays for bridge The Times-Picayune

Apr 27, 2011

Audits find mispayment, faulty contracting involving Crescent City Connection funds WWLTV

Apr 26, 2011

BGR report supports expiring CCC tolls at end of next year WWLTV

Apr 26, 2011

Dedicated Renewals Gambit

Apr 26, 2011

Voters asked to renew tax for drainage The Times-Picayune

Apr 19, 2011

Community Impact Series - Bureau of Governmental Research WWNO

Apr 14, 2011

Capella takes oath as assessor; ALSO: BGR backs tax renewals; Early voting starts Saturday The Times-Picayune

March 2011

Mar 22, 2011

Tax panel considers homestead exemption CityBusiness

Mar 17, 2011

To Tax or Not To Tax Is Not The Question, But How? The Nonprofit Quarterly

Mar 17, 2011

City tax system changes suggested The Times-Picayune

Mar 16, 2011

Report: Nonprofit tax exemption needs more focus CityBusiness

Mar 16, 2011

Jeff prepares tax break for disabled veterans The Times-Picayune

Mar 16, 2011

Blanket tax breaks knocked The Times-Picayune

Mar 1, 2011

Serpas allowed to hand-pick top NOPD commanders WWLTV

Mar 1, 2011

Tulane Ed Institute Weighs In on Orleans Taxes The New York Times

February 2011

Feb 26, 2011

In B.R., lobbying a family affair The Times-Picayune

Feb 24, 2011

City Hall faults itself on taxes The Times-Picayune

Feb 22, 2011

‘Colonel’ position ruling deferred The Times-Picayune

Feb 17, 2011

New citywide assessor taking new look at NOLA properties WWLTV

Feb 10, 2011

Louisiana’s nonprofit exemptions in crosshairs of tax review CityBusiness

Feb 4, 2011

Tax panel looks at nonprofits The Times-Picayune

Feb 3, 2011

Clock is ticking for Tax Fairness Commission to find answers CityBusiness

Feb 2, 2011

New Orleans new Tax Fairness Commission meets for the first time Thursday The Times-Picayune

January 2011

Jan 26, 2011

Tenants around Lake Forest Plaza wait for signs of life CityBusiness

Jan 25, 2011

“High-speed” ferries considered, but bridge tolls must float first Fox 8

Jan 19, 2011

Suit settled over assessor records The Times-Picayune

Jan 18, 2011

Watchdog group settles lawsuit with Orleans assessor over public records WWLTV

Jan 17, 2011

City pays $2.24M for WTC building lease The Louisiana Weekly

Jan 12, 2011

City will buy lease on WTC The Times-Picayune

Jan 3, 2011

Landrieu leads New Orleans with optimism, realism Associated Press

Jan 2, 2011

Landrieu appointee to oversee contracting The Times-Picayune

Jan 2, 2011

Seven-assessor system in New Orleans ‘was responsive, but not necessarily responsible’ The Times-Picayune

Jan 2, 2011

Homestead exemption loses its champion with retirement of Jeff Parish Assessor Lawrence E. Chehardy The Times-Picayune

Jan 1, 2011

Williams sworn in as the city’s sole assessor WWLTV

Jan 1, 2011

Resolutions for all: An editorial The Times-Picayune

December 2010

Dec 17, 2010

Editorial: Overcharging for tax data The Times-Picayune

Dec 16, 2010

Landrieu asks business group to review water agency’s books The Times-Picayune

Dec 15, 2010

Board of Assessors responds to legal threat CityBusiness

Dec 15, 2010

$830,000 in grants awarded to 42 community groups by Greater New Orleans Foundation The Times-Picayune

Dec 15, 2010

Nonprofit Sues Tax Assessors in New Orleans The Nonprofit Quarterly

Dec 14, 2010

Tax Fairness Commission has tough task ahead CityBusiness

Dec 14, 2010

Nonprofit BGR sues New Orleans tax assessors to get 2010 tax roll The Times-Picayune

Dec 14, 2010

Watchdog group files public records suit against Orleans assessors WWLTV

Dec 14, 2010

One Orleans Parish office sued, one struggling to restore records CityBusiness

Dec 13, 2010

City seeks fairness in taxes WWLTV

Dec 9, 2010

Mayor Landrieu wants to address tax inequities WWL

Dec 8, 2010

Council OK’s Saturday meeting to raise taxes Fox 8

Dec 8, 2010

Bigger N.O. tax increase readied The Times-Picayune

Dec 2, 2010

City Council approves budget The Times-Picayune

Dec 1, 2010

Council raises taxes, trash fee; further trash hike on way The Lens

Dec 1, 2010

Council to vote on budget today The Times-Picayune

November 2010

Nov 30, 2010

City budget makes investments in the future: A letter to the editor The Times-Picayune

Nov 29, 2010

Property tax likely to rise in N.O. WWLTV

Nov 28, 2010

Watchdog Group Weighs In On Mayor’s Spending Plan WDSU

Nov 25, 2010

Study: Housing for poor lags in N.O. The Times-Picayune

Nov 24, 2010

BGR president weighs in on New Orleans budget cuts The Times-Picayune

Nov 22, 2010

S&WB customers question wide disparities in monthly bills WWLTV

Nov 22, 2010

Few answers about what caused water outage WWLTV

Nov 20, 2010

Artist’s heart remains in N.O. The Times-Picayune

Nov 19, 2010

Lee Zurik Investigation: Parish connections lead to lucrative contract? Fox 8

Nov 19, 2010

Developers not giving up on Blue Plate project Fox 8

Nov 11, 2010

Editorial: Stop wasteful outsourcing The Times-Picayune

Nov 10, 2010

Flood-imperiled N.O. homes are granted more dollars to raise ... than they’re actually worth The Times-Picayune

Nov 9, 2010

BGR says city bungles contracts The Times-Picayune

Nov 9, 2010

IG: Landrieu making same mistakes as Nagin Fox 8

Nov 9, 2010

Non-profit group claims inefficiency and waste at City Hall Fox 8

Nov 8, 2010

Government watchdog report highlights questionable spending at City Hall Fox 8

Nov 8, 2010

Watchdog group: Many flaws in city contracts WWLTV

Nov 4, 2010

City to rebid two sanitation contracts Fox 8

Nov 4, 2010

New amendments could affect city’s efforts to fight blight WWLTV

October 2010

Oct 24, 2010

Election recommendations: Constitutional amendments The Times-Picayune

Oct 24, 2010

Lawyers divided over Amendment 10 2theadvocate.com

Oct 20, 2010

10 Constitutional Amendments are on Nov. 2 ballot 2theadvocate.com

Oct 20, 2010

Measure gives tax break to veterans The Times-Picayune

Oct 20, 2010

Amendment limits some tax increases The Times-Picayune

Oct 19, 2010

Should universities be exempt from taxes on pricey property? WWLTV.com

Oct 19, 2010

Early voting begins Tuesday for Nov. 2 elections WWLTV.com

Oct 19, 2010

Attorney for waste collection firms says city has no wiggle room CityBusiness

Oct 19, 2010

Voters to decide on property issues The Times-Picayune

Oct 16, 2010

Ill budget wind has blown this way before The Times-Picayune

Oct 15, 2010

Editorial: Open process for Jefferson The Times-Picayune

Oct 15, 2010

Analysis: Mayor’s budget proposal falls on friendly council ears, so far CityBusiness

Oct 12, 2010

Jefferson Parish residents should weigh in on appointments, council member says The Times-Picayune

Oct 5, 2010

Young: ‘Just get down to work’ The Times-Picayune

Oct 3, 2010

Election Returns: Orleans Parish The Times-Picayune

September 2010

Sep 29, 2010

Voters to steer NORD’s future Saturday The Times-Picayune

Sep 28, 2010

Big policy change proposals on Sat. ballot Fox 8

Sep 28, 2010

Vote Yes on New Orleans Charter amendments in Oct. 2 ballot: An editorial The Times-Picayune

Sep 28, 2010

Tweak in makeup of S&WB on ballot The Times-Picayune

Sep 27, 2010

Amendment 2: Homeland Security Gambit

Sep 18, 2010

New Orleans Recreation Department proposal has advocacy groups at odds The Times-Picayune

August 2010

Aug 31, 2010

Who Gets to Rebuild New Orleans? The Washington Independent

Aug 27, 2010

On Anniversary of Katrina, Signs of Healing The New York Times

Aug 24, 2010

Common neighborhood troubles still hold up recovery after storms The Times-Picayune

Aug 15, 2010

Sunday Edition: Changing New Orleans’ infrastructure WWLTV

Aug 14, 2010

Editorial: The underpinnings of a city The Times-Picayune

Aug 12, 2010

Report says city lacking badly in resources to prevent flooding from rains WWLTV

Aug 12, 2010

Recent Flooding Underscores Need For Drainage Upgrades WDSU.com

Aug 12, 2010

BGR issues warning on N.O. capital needs The Times-Picayune

Aug 10, 2010

Public Belt board appointing own members Fox 8 News

July 2010

Jul 27, 2010

Overtime abuse at S&WB? Fox 8 News

Jul 22, 2010

Two S&WB employees earn almost $100K in OT Fox 8 News

Jul 20, 2010

City spends $25 million in overtime costs Fox 8 News

Jul 7, 2010

Bevy of meetings ahead on city’s new zoning regime The Times-Picayune

Jul 3, 2010

Mayor’s 1st veto bears no ill will The Times-Picayune

June 2010

Jun 25, 2010

Inspectors general give advice to Jeff The Times-Picayune

Jun 24, 2010

Master plan going back to council The Times-Picayune

Jun 17, 2010

Council revives transparency bid The Times-Picayune

Jun 9, 2010

Homestead break costs parishes The Times-Picayune

Jun 8, 2010

Jefferson considering inspector general post The Times-Picayune

Jun 7, 2010

Landrieu revamps New Orleans DBE, contracting procedures The Louisiana Weekly

Jun 6, 2010

Editorial: Opening up government The Times-Picayune

Jun 4, 2010

New contractor rules vow ‘new way of doing business’ The Times-Picayune

Jun 3, 2010

Editorial: An eye on government The Times-Picayune

May 2010

May 20, 2010

Policy group urges against changes to state open meetings law The Times-Picayune

May 20, 2010

Report advises on future of N.O. schools The Times-Picayune

May 10, 2010

Mitch Landrieu’s Next Steps The Louisiana Weekly

April 2010

Apr 29, 2010

Road work ahead The Times-Picayune

Apr 26, 2010

Early drafts show master plan is a work in progress CityBusiness

Apr 19, 2010

New Orleans’ Master Plan Gambit

Apr 8, 2010

Finish line nearing for N.O. master plan The Times-Picayune

Apr 7, 2010

BGR says N.O. master plan still falls short CityBusiness

Apr 6, 2010

New Orleans master plan gets final public meeting Wednesday night The Times-Picayune

Apr 6, 2010

Kenner council to consider TIF taxing district to lure Target to The Esplanade mall The Times-Picayune

March 2010

Mar 29, 2010

A major change is quietly developing in City Hall: the move to a single assessor The Times-Picayune

Mar 26, 2010

Jefferson Parish Committee Explores Inspector General Need BayouBuzz / ClickJefferson

Mar 24, 2010

JP Council to tackle ethics issues Fox 8 TV

Mar 19, 2010

Jefferson Parish inspector general groundwork begins The Times-Picayune

Mar 18, 2010

IG Quatrevaux: ‘We don’t see wrongdoing, but we do see problems with the system’ WWLTV

Mar 18, 2010

BGR calls for changes in contracting The Times-Picyaune

Mar 17, 2010

State senator, business partners get sweet tax assessment WWLTV

Mar 17, 2010

BGR calls for changes in professional services contracting CityBusiness

Mar 1, 2010

Is everyone paying their fair share of taxes in St. Tammany? WWLTV

February 2010

Feb 28, 2010

Numerous variables affect outcome of evaluations The Times-Picayune

Feb 26, 2010

Opinion: Assessor must cut ties with past CityBusiness

Feb 26, 2010

Assessor-elect considers retaining Mauberret, Mire CityBusiness

Feb 22, 2010

Nagin mum on Landrieu’s request of no last-minute deals WWLTV

Feb 18, 2010

Newly elected Williams looking for more efficient assessor’s office WWLTV

Feb 5, 2010

New Orleans Mayoral Victor to Face Budget Gap Amid Rebuilding Business Week

Feb 4, 2010

City of New Orleans considers demolishing the World Trade Center The Times-Picayune

January 2010

Jan 28, 2010

Property assessments still can stray far from market prices in New Orleans The Times-Picayune

Jan 25, 2010

New Orleans Elections: Assessor Candidate Janis Lemle BayouBuzz / Louisiana Weekly

Jan 25, 2010

Uncertain future for fast-fading WTC site CityBusiness

Jan 24, 2010

Inspector proposal merits close look The Times-Picayune

Jan 23, 2010

Candidates sharpen tongues for a duel The Times-Picayune

Jan 22, 2010

Jefferson Parish Politics: Council Action On Theriot, Inspector General BayouBuzz

Jan 22, 2010

Capella joins call for IG office The Times-Picayune

Jan 21, 2010

Resolution for Jefferson Parish Inspector General Fox 8 News

Jan 21, 2010

Bureau of Governmental Research releases second installment of mayoral race questionnaire The Times-Picayune

Jan 21, 2010

Jefferson Parish considers creating Office of Inspector General WWLTV

Jan 20, 2010

The Lens: Failed economic development Fox 8 News

Jan 19, 2010

Bureau of Governmental Research begins series of mayoral candidate questionnaires The Times-Picayune

Jan 17, 2010

Troy Henry: Leadership should reflect population The Times-Piacyune

Jan 15, 2010

JP Council Moves Ahead With Reforms WWLTV

Jan 12, 2010

New Orleans Election: Assessor Candidate Andrew Gressett BayouBuzz / Louisiana Weekly

Jan 12, 2010

Can mayoral campaign transcend race? The Times-Picayune

Jan 6, 2010

Candidates asked to back reforms The Times-Picayune

Jan 4, 2010

Opinion: The heart of the matter CityBusiness

Jan 3, 2010

Sunday Edition: Building a fair assessor’s office WWLTV

Jan 2, 2010

The Bureau of Governmental Research and the Anti-Defamation League are today’s subject The Times-Picayune

December 2009

Dec 30, 2009

4 Investigates: Assessor raises value of his home as neighbors complain WWLTV

Dec 27, 2009

Keep an eye on next New Orleans assessor: An editorial The Times-Picayune

Dec 15, 2009

Report offers advice to next assessor The Times-Picayune

Dec 8, 2009

Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post says economy limits Hurricane Katrina response The Times-Picayune

Dec 8, 2009

Rental programs facing questions The Times-Picayune

Dec 2, 2009

Alliance seeks election pledges The Times-Picayune

November 2009

Nov 17, 2009

Controversial property tax break for Hyatt topic of public hearing today The Times-Picayune

Nov 16, 2009

Pressed for cash New Orleans CityBusiness

Nov 9, 2009

COMMENTARY: Master plan adds bureaucracy to planning process New Orleans CityBusiness

October 2009

Oct 27, 2009

Vote on city’s master plan is delayed for a month The Times-Picayune

Oct 26, 2009

Get It Done Right The Gambit

Oct 26, 2009

Sources: Unpaid furlough for city workers could be part of N.O. budget cutting WWLTV

Oct 26, 2009

Master plan critics call for clarity in standards New Orleans CityBusiness

Oct 25, 2009

Debate on the World Trade Center’s future is renewed The Times-Picayune

Oct 16, 2009

Planning Pains: Firm, critics at odds over N.O. master plan New Orleans CityBusiness

Oct 14, 2009

Finish New Orleans’ master plan before holding hearings: an editorial The Times-Picayune

Oct 14, 2009

Urban planner knocks proposed master plan The Times-Picayune

Oct 14, 2009

Group critical of proposed N.O. master plan WWLTV

Oct 13, 2009

BGR consultant pans master plan draft New Orleans CityBusiness

Oct 13, 2009

Master plan meeting delay being sought The Times-Picayune

Oct 12, 2009

Report sheds light on dismal commercial market recovery New Orleans CityBusiness

Oct 11, 2009

TEDA lobbies parish for tax policy The Daily Comet

Oct 11, 2009

Does N.O. have too much subsidized housing? The Times-Picayune

Oct 3, 2009

Forum bullish on more parish growth The Times-Picayune

Oct 2, 2009

St. Tammany poised for growth, officials say New Orleans CityBusiness

Oct 2, 2009

Council approves Lake Forest proposal The Times-Picayune

Oct 1, 2009

Mall tax break wins New Orleans City Council support New Orleans CityBusiness

September 2009

Sep 30, 2009

Lake Forest Plaza redevelopment tax break vote expected Thursday The Times-Picayune

Sep 28, 2009

Council to vote Thursday on Lake Forest Plaza redevelopment Fox 8 News, New Orleans

Sep 28, 2009

Councilwoman wants details on Lake Forest Plaza project New Orleans CityBusiness

Sep 23, 2009

More details sought on N.O. project The Times-Picayune

Sep 22, 2009

Willard-Lewis letter to Nagin expresses concerns about mall project New Orleans CityBusiness

Sep 20, 2009

Editorial: End turmoil in New Orleans inspector general’s office The Times-Picayune

Sep 18, 2009

City Council defers decision on special tax district for former Lake Forest Plaza mall The Times-Picayune

Sep 17, 2009

Editorial: Lake Forest Plaza deal is too risky The Times-Picayune

Sep 17, 2009

BGR report criticizes Lake Forest Plaza financing district The Times-Picayune

Sep 17, 2009

Council to decide fate of Lake Forest Plaza mall financing today New Orleans CityBusiness

Sep 16, 2009

Critics say proposed mall would help owners, not the city WWL-TV Eyewitness News

Sep 16, 2009

BGR critical of Lake Forest plan The Times-Picayune

Sep 14, 2009

Lake Forest Plaza developers release economic impact study New Orleans CityBusiness

Sep 14, 2009

TIF tweaks will pay for Lake Forest retail center New Orleans CityBusiness

Sep 12, 2009

N.O. considers mall revival in struggling area The Times-Picayune

Sep 5, 2009

New top watchdog stands guard The Times-Picayune

August 2009

Aug 12, 2009

Plans to redo N.O. mall detailed The Times-Picayune

July 2009

Jul 18, 2009

N.O. Mayor Ray Nagin unveils policy for TIF projects The Times-Picayune

Jul 18, 2009

Housing debate in St. Bernard reflects post-Katrina landscape The Times-Picayune

Jul 2, 2009

Letter to the Editor: School Board must address legacy, charter costs The Times-Picayune

Jul 2, 2009

System official receives award The Times-Picayune

June 2009

Jun 27, 2009

JEFFERSON POLITICS: Watchdog hands out praise to officials The Times-Picayune

Jun 12, 2009

Agency moves to use sales tax collections to help redevelop Lake Forest Plaza The Times-Picayune

Jun 11, 2009

Panel deadlocks on New Orleans master plan bill The Times-Picayune

Jun 10, 2009

EDITORIAL: Legislators should not dilute the will of New Orleans’ voters The Times-Picayune

Jun 9, 2009

Former mayor throws support behind master plan bill New Orleans CityBusiness

Jun 9, 2009

BGR: Legislature should reject bills requiring second citizen approval of N.O. master plan The Times-Picayune

May 2009

May 25, 2009

Changes to restoration tax abatement being considered New Orleans CityBusiness

May 20, 2009

Critical eye sought on developer tax breaks The Times-Picayune

May 19, 2009

Made homeless in N.O. by Katrina, now FEMA Reuters

May 15, 2009

Report: N.O. subsidized units up 21 percent New Orleans CityBusiness

May 14, 2009

Rate of housing aid up in N.O. The Times-Picayune

May 9, 2009

Developer, city reach agreement on N.O. mall Times Picayune

May 8, 2009

EDITORIAL: Don’t make things worse Times Picayune

April 2009

Apr 29, 2009

I-Team: How Biggest Assessor’s Office Spends Money WDSU News

Apr 24, 2009

4 Investigates: Long list of public officials, contractors late to pay taxes WWL TV — Eyewitness News

Apr 17, 2009

Cesar Burgos in; Gowri Kailas out as developer of Lake Forest Plaza Times Picayune

Apr 6, 2009

OPINION: Higher exemption no real break New Orleans CityBusiness

March 2009

Mar 25, 2009

The true cost of ‘tax free:’ Raising the homestead exemption would be too costly for Louisianians Times Picayune

Mar 24, 2009

Watchdog group thinks proposals to double homestead exemption are a bad idea Times Picayune

Mar 16, 2009

BGR backs Jefferson Parish transit taxes New Orleans CityBusiness

February 2009

Feb 23, 2009

Council mulls next step on mayor’s contract process New Orleans CityBusiness

Feb 19, 2009

New Orleans City Council’s attempt to override Ray Nagin’s veto comes up short Times Picayune

Feb 18, 2009

Nagin to hold hearing today on order that would give him sole authority to evaluate, award contracts Times-Picayune

Feb 14, 2009

Council orders property review Times Picayune

Feb 8, 2009

Council capitulates to mayor yet one more time New Orleans CityBusiness

Feb 5, 2009

Council votes for sunshine in city contracting process New Orleans CityBusiness

Feb 4, 2009

BGR pushes city to change economic development fund policy New Orleans CityBusiness

Feb 4, 2009

BGR Criticizes New Orleans Use of Economic Development Fund BayouBuzz

January 2009

Jan 19, 2009

Mayor Has Power to Let Sunshine In New Orleans City Business

Jan 16, 2009

NOBC chief: WTC lease is better deal for taxpayers New Orleans City Business

Jan 15, 2009

BGR: Sell New Orleans WTC building New Orleans City Business

Jan 15, 2009

Bureau of Governmental Research report suggests selling the World Trade Center Times-Picayune

December 2008

Dec 9, 2008

Watchdog group picks businessman as leader Times-Picayune

November 2008

Nov 30, 2008

Clay honored with merit award Times-Picayune

Nov 24, 2008

Smaller, Smarter Times-Picayune

Nov 17, 2008

N.O. Mayor Nagin asks AG to reconsider contract transparency opinion New Orleans CityBusiness

Nov 13, 2008

N.O. school building boom OK’d Times-Picayune

Nov 5, 2008

Master plan given force of law Times-Picayune

Nov 3, 2008

Learning Curve: Quick Start school construction provides guidance on rebuilding master plan in N.O. New Orleans CityBusiness

Nov 2, 2008

School officials take second look at master plan Times-Picayune

Nov 2, 2008

Matalin to address government group Baton Rouge Advocate

Nov 1, 2008

Jefferson gets word bouquet from Nagin Times-Picayune

October 2008

Oct 31, 2008

Amendments Address Property Issues, Public Investments Houma Corrier

Oct 31, 2008

Endorsement: Charter Amendment on Planning Times-Picayune

Oct 29, 2008

Changes Address Officials’ Roles Thibodaux Daily Comet

Oct 28, 2008

Voters to Decide if Investing Allowed Times-Picayune

Oct 28, 2008

School Fund Source Scrutinized New Orleans CityBusiness

Oct 27, 2008

New Orleans Voters to Decide Power Behind Plan Times-Picayune

Oct 27, 2008

New Orleans: The Streets That Care Forgot New Orleans CityBusiness

Oct 22, 2008

Amendment Shares Oil Revenue Times-Picayune

Oct 21, 2008

Tax Amendment Could Benefit EBR Baton Rouge Advocate

Oct 21, 2008

Commentary: Ballot Propositions Gambit Weekly

Oct 21, 2008

Constitution Changes Going to Voters Times-Picayune

Oct 19, 2008

Editorial: Seeking details on school plan Times-Picayune

Oct 16, 2008

Game Plan for Building N.O. Schools Questioned Times-Picayune

Oct 16, 2008

Lorusso Called up to Army Duty Times-Picayune

Oct 15, 2008

Voters enjoy historic opportunity to direct New Orleans’ future PRC Preservation in Print

Oct 14, 2008

Public Works Director Seeks $50.7 Million for Streets New Orleans CityBusiness

Oct 10, 2008

Officials Grilled about Cameras Times-Picayune

Oct 1, 2008

N.O. Can Do Better on Streets, Watchdog Says Times-Picayune

September 2008

Sep 30, 2008

Party or not, let’s hit the polls Saturday New Orleans CityBusiness

Sep 30, 2008

Facilities Bare Bones for Coroner New Orleans CityBusiness

Sep 30, 2008

Charter vote set on inspector general Times-Picayune

Sep 29, 2008

N.O. Sheriff Seeks Tax Extension for Jail Times-Picayune

Sep 24, 2008

BGR backs IG permanency, opposes prison bonds New Orleans CityBusiness

Sep 24, 2008

Finances, Union Concern Candidates Times-Picayune

Sep 22, 2008

Forum to focus on City’s Master Plan Times-Picayune

Sep 17, 2008

Neighborhood meetings planned to determine future policies WDSU

Sep 16, 2008

Credit Concerns Collapse WTC Deal New Orleans CityBusiness

Sep 11, 2008

Law Professor’s Expertise Helps New Orleans, ABA Washington University in St. Louis Record

August 2008

Aug 24, 2008

Editorial: The Blight Plague Times-Picayune

Aug 21, 2008

Vacant, ruined properties put N.O. at top of heap Times-Picayune

Aug 14, 2008

Jazz and Razz Times-Picayune

July 2008

Jul 28, 2008

Report: Jefferson TIF districts need structure CityBusiness

Jul 28, 2008

Special tax districts a bad idea, report says Times-Picayune

Jul 28, 2008

Report: Jefferson TIF Needs More Structure New Orleans CityBusiness

Jul 23, 2008

Special tax districts a bad idea, report says Times-Picayune

Jul 21, 2008

Developers agree to bond World Trade Center overhaul CityBusiness

Jul 20, 2008

N.O. school millages renewed Times-Picayune

Jul 19, 2008

Voters face four millage renewals Times-Picayune

Jul 15, 2008

Commentary: Vote FOR public schools Gambit Weekly

Jul 13, 2008

Editorial: Election Recommendations Times-Picayune

Jul 12, 2008

Keeping school reforms on track Times-Picayune

Jul 11, 2008

Master plan idea voted onto ballot Times-Picayune

Jul 8, 2008

Zoning process revamp watered down Times-Picayune

Jul 7, 2008

Property tax vote affects schools Times-Picayune

June 2008

Jun 30, 2008

City keeps lid on its process for awarding contracts New Orleans CityBusiness

Jun 23, 2008

WTC Deal Under Scrutiny Again Louisiana Weekly

Jun 22, 2008

New Orleans World Trade Center controversy Bayou Buzz

Jun 19, 2008

Watchdogs question WTC lease Times-Picayune

Jun 18, 2008

Proposed charter changes pull council’s planning power New Orleans CityBusiness

Jun 18, 2008

Davis opposes group’s charter tweaks Times-Picayune

Jun 18, 2008

N.O. ordinance proposal takes on land use, politics Times-Picayune

Jun 10, 2008

Parish power shift urged Times-Picayune

Jun 4, 2008

Council panel OKs airport idea Times-Picayune

May 2008

May 23, 2008

Civic activist gets TP Loving Cup Times-Picayune

May 19, 2008

Transparency lacking in city service contracts New Orleans CityBusiness

May 14, 2008

New Orleans Council cautious on airport plan Times-Picayune

April 2008

Apr 28, 2008

Industrial Development Board Names New President New Orleans CityBusiness

Apr 25, 2008

Term limits among panel’s ideas Times-Picayune

Apr 23, 2008

Jeff may consider Fat City tax district Times-Picayune

Apr 21, 2008

Agency Criticizes Handling of Blight Times-Picayune

Apr 14, 2008

La. rebuilding plan is under attack Times-Picayune

March 2008

Mar 30, 2008

Blight Slight Times-Picayune

Mar 29, 2008

Business Council, preservation leader wins TP Loving Cup Times-Picayune

Mar 24, 2008

IDB leader ends 25-year era atop key funding stop New Orleans CityBusiness

Mar 23, 2008

Who Is Killing New Orleans? The Nation

Mar 22, 2008

Nagin family’s company got deal with Home Depot Times-Picayune

Mar 15, 2008

Revised N.O. assessments generally more accurate Times-Picayune

Mar 4, 2008

Plaza meeting called off again Times-Picayune

February 2008

Feb 29, 2008

Bond, tax board chief retiring Times-Picayune

Feb 29, 2008

City Park poised for cash infusion Times-Picayune

Feb 29, 2008

Effort to propel tax district revived Times-Picayune

Feb 28, 2008

Report calls for more rules for NORA New Orleans CityBusiness

Feb 25, 2008

Some Adjustments are Needed The Urban Conservancy

Feb 22, 2008

Tammany Politics: Charter changes for Covington? Times-Picayune

January 2008

Jan 12, 2008

Quiet veto resolves budget mishap Times-Picayune

December 2007

Dec 28, 2007

Firm picked to revise zoning laws Times-Picayune

Dec 18, 2007

Happy Birthday BGR Gambit Weekly

Dec 18, 2007

Watchdog group’s fundraiser on track Times-Picayune

Dec 16, 2007

Jazz and Razz Times-Picayune

Dec 16, 2007

EDITORIAL: Time for action Times-Picayune

Dec 14, 2007

BGR criticizes city’s anti-blight process Times-Picayune

Dec 14, 2007

BGR marks 75 years as a guide for government Times-Picayune

Dec 7, 2007

Recovery czar speaks with insurer Times-Picayune

November 2007

Nov 30, 2007

Council weighs budget concerns Times-Picayune

Nov 29, 2007

BGR says budget falls short Times-Picayune

October 2007

Oct 26, 2007

Amendments deal with supplemental pay, retirement, jewelry tax KATC-TV

Oct 26, 2007

Researcher: Louisiana Should Dump Corporate Taxes KATC-TV

Oct 18, 2007

Expert urges killing taxes on business Times-Picayune

Oct 12, 2007

Voters to decide four amendments next week Times-Picayune

September 2007

Sep 30, 2007

Gill’s column off-base on service-minded board Times-Picayune

Sep 23, 2007

Officials should heed watchdogs Times-Picayune

Sep 21, 2007

Fat-cat welfare board tired of the whining Times-Picayune

Sep 19, 2007

N.O. board OKs tax breaks Times-Picayune

Sep 18, 2007

Developers to ask city for tax break on hotel Times-Picayune

Sep 17, 2007

La. policies concentrate poverty Times-Picayune

Sep 8, 2007

EDITORIAL: Share the excitement Times-Picayune

Sep 7, 2007

Council approves funds for Blakely Times-Picayune

Sep 6, 2007

Council reviews recovery zone details Times-Picayune

Sep 6, 2007

Council Gives Go Ahead To New Accounts for Blakely WVUE News

August 2007

Aug 24, 2007

Group: State “Perpetuates Imbalance” Baton Rouge Advocate

Aug 14, 2007

Reassessments Reduce Inequities Gambit Weekly

Aug 5, 2007

It’s tough to break ethics law Times-Picayune

July 2007

Jul 30, 2007

Ethics code has puzzling loophole Times-Picayune

Jul 11, 2007

Planners request zoning proposals Times-Picayune

Jul 10, 2007

N.O. Homeowners Worry About Taxes Forbes.com

June 2007

Jun 17, 2007

N.O. recovery cash on slippery ground Times-Picayune

May 2007

May 28, 2007

Prosecutors object to lawyer representing Jefferson siblings New Orleans CityBusiness

May 22, 2007

City plan gets lukewarm reviews Times-Picayune

May 21, 2007

N.O. debt burden nears $1 billion Times-Picayune

May 16, 2007

Critics lighten up on recovery plan Times-Picayune

May 16, 2007

Housing program problems assesed Times-Picayune

May 9, 2007

Tax breaks get scrutiny, pass Times-Picayune

May 4, 2007

BGR report questions tax break standards Times-Picayune

May 4, 2007

A Push for Mandatory Premium Discounts For Making Hurricane-Resistant Homes and Buildings Insurance News

April 2007

Apr 1, 2007

Insurers urged to reward mitigation Times-Picayune

Apr 1, 2007

Critics chafe at cost to regulate utility Times-Picayune

March 2007

Mar 29, 2007

New Orleans Proposes to Invest in 17 Areas New York Times

Mar 19, 2007

BGR: Subsidy program needs upgrade New Orleans CityBusiness

Mar 13, 2007

Tax-incentive program criticized Times-Picayune

Mar 12, 2007

BGR blasts UNOP citywide priorities New Orleans CityBusiness

Mar 9, 2007

Watchdog Group Finds New Orleans Unified Plan Lacking MuniNet

Mar 8, 2007

Planning process OK, speakers say Times-Picayune

Mar 8, 2007

New Orleans Plan Prompts Cool Response NPR

Mar 7, 2007

Public urges continued say in the planning process Times-Picayune

Mar 6, 2007

Watchdog: City should rewrite recovery plan Times-Picayune

Mar 6, 2007

New Orleans Unified Plan Needs Unity Bayou Buzz

Mar 6, 2007

N.O. recovery plan called a muddle Times-Picayune

Mar 5, 2007

Board expects to find city IG by summer New Orleans CityBusiness

February 2007

Feb 5, 2007

Memo provides rare look at N.O.‘s City Hall Times-Picayune

January 2007

Jan 26, 2007

Forum tackles financing health care for the poor Times-Picayune

Jan 24, 2007

Tammany master plan has plenty of support Times-Picayune

Jan 18, 2007

Possible Changes to St. Tammany’s Charter to Be Discussed Monday Times-Picayune

Jan 12, 2007

Why Didn’t N.O. Declare Bankruptcy? The New Republic

December 2006

Dec 25, 2006

Memories fill the void on a block in N.O. LA Times

November 2006

Nov 22, 2006

Anger Greets New Orleans Recovery Proposal Reuters

Nov 19, 2006

Karen Carter’s legal contracts draw fire Times-Picayune

Nov 9, 2006

EDITORIAL: Change has come Times-Picayune

Nov 9, 2006

Anti-crime officials discuss rise in violence Times-Picayune

Nov 8, 2006

Letten: N.O.‘s future depends on tackling crime, corruption Associated Press

Nov 1, 2006

Lowball taxes may yet save assessors’ jobs Times-Picayune

Nov 1, 2006

EDITORIAL: Creating an inspector general Times-Picayune

October 2006

Oct 30, 2006

Car tax runs into challenge at polls Times-Picayune

Oct 30, 2006

Assessors can vary widely in policies Times-Picayune

Oct 29, 2006

Nagin vanishes on assessor issue Times-Picayune

Oct 24, 2006

Blanco pushing N.O. assessor reform Times-Picayune

Oct 20, 2006

N.O. faces public housing dilemma: Build it right or build it fast? Newhouse News Service

Oct 17, 2006

Changes suggested for plan to establish inspector general Baton Rouge Advocate

Oct 16, 2006

Subpoena power pushed for N.O. Inspector General New Orleans CityBusiness

Oct 11, 2006

Low-profile agency gains blight blast powers Times-Picayune

September 2006

Sep 28, 2006

EDITORIAL: Vote on amendments Times-Picayune

Sep 28, 2006

Schools want states to back off mandate Times-Picayune

Sep 28, 2006

Voters consider lists on government taking of land Associated Press

Sep 25, 2006

Levee board redo coming to a vote Times-Picayune

Sep 23, 2006

Schools, streets, trees top most planning lists Times-Picayune

Sep 21, 2006

HANO set to keep city’s ball rolling Times-Picayune

Sep 21, 2006

Broader homestead exemption on ballot Times-Picayune

Sep 19, 2006

Coastal project financing tops ballot list Times-Picayune

Sep 18, 2006

Concentrated poverty concerns BGR greatly New Orleans CityBusiness

Sep 15, 2006

N.O. woman blasts “code word” for poor Baton Rouge Advocate

Sep 15, 2006

Warning on subsidized housing help New Orleans Magazine

Sep 9, 2006

LRA’s rental program criticized Times-Picayune

Sep 4, 2006

Recovery czar would clarify city’s uncertain future New Orleans CityBusiness

August 2006

Aug 26, 2006

Outlines Emerge for a Shaken New Orleans New York Times

Aug 25, 2006

Plaza Tower tax break has tentative O.K. Times-Picayune

Aug 25, 2006

Report: New Orleans “staged” for recovery but faces challenges Times-Picayune

Aug 24, 2006

Tax break sought on tower Times-Picayune

Aug 21, 2006

Give master plan force of law Times-Picayune

Aug 21, 2006

The Lost Year The New Yorker

Aug 12, 2006

Group calls for new planning process New Orleans Magazine

Aug 4, 2006

N.O. urged to revamp land use policies Times-Picayune

Aug 3, 2006

B.G.R. wants to pull council’s land use powers New Orleans CityBusiness

July 2006

Jul 13, 2006

Ethics idea has support on N.O. council /files/reports/Ethics_idea_has_support_on_N.O_._council_TP071306_.pdf

Jul 1, 2006

Council wants its planners retained Times-Picayune

June 2006

Jun 26, 2006

Riverfront growth vision nearing OK Times-Picayune

Jun 16, 2006

Various recovery planners might coalesce Times-Picayune

Jun 12, 2006

TP Loving Cup awarded to Louis Freeman Times-Picayune

Jun 6, 2006

1-assessor bill clears key hurdle in House Times-Picayune

Jun 6, 2006

Changing the system vs. changing the subject Times-Picayune

Jun 5, 2006

New Orleans Bank Loans Bayou Buzz

Jun 4, 2006

ON THE MONEY Times-Picayune

Jun 4, 2006

Residents discuss concerns with council Times-Picayune

Jun 3, 2006

Blanco may do horse-trading on assessors vote Times-Picayune

Jun 2, 2006

Louisiana Governor Blanco & Mayor Nagin: N.O. needs one assessor Bayou Buzz

Jun 1, 2006

PAR says consolidate New Orleans Assessors PAR

May 2006

May 29, 2006

The unusual nature of Ray Nagin’s victory Louisiana Weekly

May 27, 2006

State & City Talk Recovery Times-Picayune

May 16, 2006

City secures line of credit Times-Picayune

May 15, 2006

BGR rips City Council for no-bid contract New Orleans CityBusiness

May 15, 2006

View contract for yourself Times-Picayune

May 11, 2006

Planning contract was awarded appropriately Times-Picayune

May 9, 2006

Planning contract process under fire Times-Picayune

May 8, 2006

Experts disagree on N.O. bankruptcy New Orleans CityBusiness

April 2006

Apr 28, 2006

Editoral: Another whack at reform Times-Picayune

Apr 25, 2006

Editorial: More than a placeholder Times-Picayune

Apr 20, 2006

Backers of bloated assessor system try new play Lafayette Advisor

Apr 20, 2006

Mayoral candidates still leery of pledge Times-Picayune

Apr 16, 2006

Money is city’s biggest worry Times-Picayune

Apr 16, 2006

N.O. assessor election takes on a new value in wake of Katrina Times-Picayune

Apr 16, 2006

Candidates offer plans for N.O. financial crisis Times-Picayune

Apr 14, 2006

BGR criticizes housing recovery plan Times-Picayune

Apr 13, 2006

Bills push consolidation in N.O. Times-Picayune

Apr 13, 2006

Our Views: Facing red ink after Katrina Baton Rouge Advocate

Apr 10, 2006

Cash-strapped city, school board must weigh options New Orleans CityBusiness

Apr 10, 2006

Watchdog group unsure of bankruptcy option New Orleans CityBusiness

Apr 8, 2006

Ray Nagin: Renegade must now run on his own record Times-Picayune

Apr 7, 2006

Pundit packs yucks, yells into speech on recovery Times-Picayune

Apr 6, 2006

N.O. urged to consider bankruptcy Baton Rouge Advocate

Apr 6, 2006

Half-full, half-empty, or plain broken? Times-Picayune

Apr 6, 2006

Study says city should weigh bankruptcy Times-Picayune

March 2006

Mar 28, 2006

All I.Q. initials taken off ballots Times-Picayune

Mar 25, 2006

TV ads are touting heroism Times-Picayune

Mar 25, 2006

Fiscal crisis eases a little in N.O. Times-Picayune

Mar 23, 2006

Report rips assessor system Times-Picayune

Mar 23, 2006

WWL: News discussion of assessor consolidation KFLY-TV Lafayette

Mar 22, 2006

In new Big Easy plan, little clarity Christian Science Monitor

Mar 17, 2006

Seven Louisiana candidates run afoul of courts Washington Post

Mar 16, 2006

New Orleans Assesses Bureaucratic Tradition LA Times

Mar 2, 2006

Dock Board’s vote draws fire Times-Picayune

February 2006

Feb 26, 2006

New Orleans Running Out of Options as It Scrambles for New Loans New York Times

Feb 23, 2006

Group: If you can’t join ‘em, beat ‘em Times-Picayune

Feb 17, 2006

Blanco home buyout bill derailed KATC-TV Lafayette

Feb 9, 2006

New Orleans and the New Urban VIsion Spiked Online, London

Feb 5, 2006

Katrina fuels calls for levee board mergers Times-Picayune

Feb 2, 2006

Redevelopment agency backed Times-Picayune

Feb 2, 2006

EDITORIAL: Assessment woes get worse Times-Picayune

Feb 2, 2006

Varying Rates of Progress Seen in Katrina Recovery National Public Radio

Feb 1, 2006

Assessors regret stance of watchdog, newspaper Times-Picayune

January 2006

Jan 31, 2006

Assessors play into harmful stereotypes Times-Picayune

Jan 30, 2006

Tax incentive programs face funding cunch New Orleans CityBusiness

Jan 27, 2006

All Over the Map Times-Picayune

Jan 27, 2006

Report critical of post-storm property assessments KFLY-TV Lafayette

Jan 27, 2006

All Over the Map Times-Picayune

Jan 20, 2006

Nagin panel seeks leaner government Times-Picayune

Jan 13, 2006

Big Easy: Who can rebuild? Christian Science Monitor

Jan 12, 2006

A Smaller N.O. Envisioned Boston Globe

Jan 11, 2006

First N.O. rebuilding report due out today Baton Rouge Advocate

Jan 10, 2006

New Orleans Plan Envisions Few Limits on Rebuilding National Public Radio

Jan 10, 2006

The Big Uneasy The Harvard Crimson

Jan 8, 2006

All Parts of City in Rebuild Plan of New Orleans New York Times

Jan 8, 2006

Officials tiptoe around footprint issue Times-Picayune

December 2005

Dec 31, 2005

Nagin panel to back major changes Times-Picayune

Dec 23, 2005

City’s rebuild plan draws criticism Times-Picayune

Dec 22, 2005

BGR: Analysis, not politics, should guide development Biz New Orleans

Dec 9, 2005

Control of Levee System Debated in Louisiana National Public Radio

November 2005

Nov 14, 2005

Katrina to redraw region’s political picture Times-Picayune

October 2005

Oct 27, 2005

Anger simmers in N.O.‘s dead 9th ward Reuters

Oct 19, 2005

Nagin folding hand on casino zone Times-Picayune

Oct 13, 2005

N.O. considers bypassing historic preservation law Times-Picayune

Oct 6, 2005

As floodwaters dry up, so does tax base Times-Picayune