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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

On the Ballot: Jefferson Parish Taxes

Nov 17, 2016

Ballot Issues

In On the Ballot: Jefferson Parish Taxes, December 10, 2016, BGR examines and takes positions on four dedicated taxes up for renewal: a sales tax for parish sewerage, road and drainage projects, law enforcement and municipal governments in Jefferson; and three property taxes for parish drainage, recreation and public schools.

Filed under: Government Finance, Infrastructure, Jefferson Parish, On the Ballot, Schools, Taxation and Assessments

On the Ballot: New Orleans Fire and Drainage Taxes

Nov 15, 2016

Ballot Issues

In On the Ballot: New Orleans Fire and Drainage Taxes, December 10, 2016, BGR examines and takes positions on two property tax propositions: a tax increase for fire protection services and a tax renewal for the Sewerage & Water Board’s drainage system.

Filed under: Infrastructure, On the Ballot, Orleans Parish, Pensions, Public Safety, Sewerage and Water Board, Taxation and Assessments

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