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BGR Cuts Paths for Pension Reform in the Metro Area

Oct 20, 2016

Pensions IV

In Reducing the Cost of Tomorrow: A Practical Guide to Pension Reform in Jefferson, Orleans and St. Tammany Parishes, BGR explores the changes to public pension benefits policymakers can make to reduce the costs and risks associated with the pension plans. The report is the fourth installment in a series of BGR pension reports.

Filed under: Budgets, Government Finance, Jefferson Parish, Orleans Parish, Pensions, St. Tammany Parish

On New Orleans’ November 8 Ballot: Proposed Police Monitor Amendment

Oct 12, 2016

Ballot Issues

In On the Ballot: New Orleans Police Monitor Charter Amendment, November 8, 2016, BGR analyzes a proposition that would allow for the permanent separation of the Independent Police Monitor from the Office of Inspector General.

Filed under: Governance Issues, On the Ballot, Orleans Parish

Convention Center Bill Highlights Need to Rethink Local Taxation

May 11, 2016

BGR Now Logo

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

1+1 Dual Authorizer report cover

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

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