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Convention Center Bill Highlights Need to Rethink Local Taxation

May 11, 2016

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In Convention Center Bill Highlights Need to Rethink Local Taxation, BGR addresses a bill that would grant taxing authority to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s economic development district. The release calls for a comprehensive re-evaluation of Orleans Parish taxes, with an eye toward aligning tax revenues with the city’s most pressing needs.

Filed under: BGR Now, Economic Development and Subsidies, Government Finance, Infrastructure, Orleans Parish, Tax Increment Financing (TIF), Taxation and Assessments

Two-Authorizer Structure Critical to Charter Schools’ Success

Apr 27, 2016

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In One Plus One: The Dual Authorizer Structure and the Future of New Orleans Schools, BGR seeks to inform lawmakers and the public about the charter authorizing structure in Orleans Parish and the potential risks that accompany a diminished role for the state in charter management. (The report is the second in a series on school governance; the first, The Accidental Steward: The Orleans Parish School Board as a Resource Manager in the Reform Era, is also available on this website.)

Filed under: Governance Issues, Orleans Parish, Schools

BGR to Legislature: Protect Coastal Funding

Apr 14, 2016

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In Safeguard Coastal Funds, Safeguard Louisiana’s Future, BGR comments on bills filed in the 2016 legislative session that could reduce or loosen constitutional protections on coastal restoration funding.

Filed under: BGR Now, Budgets, Government Finance, Statewide

BGR Reviews Tax Propositions for Streets, Public Safety

Mar 16, 2016

Ballot Issues

In On the Ballot: New Orleans, April 9, 2016, BGR explains and analyzes two tax propositions in New Orleans: one for street work and other improvements, and a second for the police and fire departments.

Filed under: Government Finance, Infrastructure, On the Ballot, Orleans Parish, Pensions, Public Safety, Taxation and Assessments

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