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BGR Reports

Paying for Street Maintenance in New Orleans

May 8, 2017

Paying for Street Maintenance in New Orleans

In Paying for Streets: Options for Funding Road Maintenance in New Orleans, BGR explores ways to fund the routine maintenance necessary to safeguard the City’s $2 billion, once-in-a-lifetime capital investment in the street network.

Filed under: Budgets, Government Finance, Infrastructure, Orleans Parish

BGR Examines Proposed Jefferson Parish Library Tax

Apr 3, 2017

Ballot Issues

In On the Ballot: Jefferson Parish Library Tax: April 29, 2017, BGR examines the proposed 10-year renewal of an existing property tax for Jefferson Parish public libraries.

Aligning Louisiana’s Nonprofit Property Tax Exemption with National Norms

Mar 7, 2017

March 2017 nonprofit letter

In an open letter to the Louisiana Legislature, BGR reiterates the problems with the state’s unusual nonprofit property tax exemptions. The letter explains the deficiencies in the current provisions, demonstrates their unusual status in the context of other states’ requirements and presents a template for a constitutional amendment.

Filed under: Government Finance, Jefferson Parish, Orleans Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Statewide, Taxation and Assessments

Do Stormwater Fees Make Sense for New Orleans?

Feb 13, 2017

A Primer on Stormwater Fees

In Beneath the Surface: A Primer on Stormwater Fees in New Orleans, BGR explores a funding mechanism that is expanding in usage nationwide as an alternative to ad valorem property taxes.

Filed under: Infrastructure, Orleans Parish, Sewerage and Water Board, Taxation and Assessments

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