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BGR Comments on Draft Contracting Ordinance

Jun 10, 2014

In an open letter to the Jefferson Parish Council, BGR comments on a proposed ordinance that would change the parish’s process for awarding nonprofessional service contracts.

Filed under: Contracting, Jefferson Parish

SB 469 – Does It Eliminate the Public’s Rights?

May 28, 2014

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In this open letter to the Louisiana State Legislature, BGR expresses concern that SB 469 might permanently deprive the residents of coastal Louisiana of significant claims against the oil and gas industry and others. It provides a list of questions in need of answers before the House of Representatives votes on the bill.

Special Counsel Bill Threatens Levee Boards’ Independence

May 15, 2014

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In this release, BGR addresses a bill that would require the regional flood protection authorities to get the governor’s approval before hiring special counsel. The change would expose the flood protection authorities to political pressure and intervention from the governor.

Filed under: BGR Now, Orleans Parish

Amended SB 79 Still Threatens Levee Boards’ Independence

Apr 22, 2014

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In this release, BGR addresses a bill that would allow the governor to unilaterally remove members of regional flood protection authorities for vague reasons. The change would expose the flood protection authorities to political pressure and intervention from the governor.

Filed under: BGR Now, Orleans Parish

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