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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.
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.
In On the Ballot: Jefferson, Orleans and St. Tammany Parishes, November 21, 2015, BGR explains, analyzes and takes positions on two tax propositions meant to sustain west bank flood protection systems and three proposed St. Tammany charter amendments.
Nov 9, 2012
In The Rising Cost of Yesterday: Metro Area Pension Costs and the Factors that Drive Them, BGR examines 18 defined benefit pension plans available to local government workers in Jefferson, Orleans and St. Tammany parishes (the Plans). The report tallies the costs the Plans impose on local government entities in the three parishes, and compares the pension benefits they offer to those available to private sector workers and other state and local government workers across the U.S.
In On the Ballot: November 6, 2012, BGR examines three proposed constitutional amendments, two propositions pertaining to multiple parishes in the New Orleans area, a proposed change to the City of New Orleans charter and two local tax propositions.
This edition of Now looks at the issue of public pension costs.
In On the Ballot: Local and State Propositions, October and November 2011, BGR examines charter amendments in Jefferson and Orleans parishes, tax propositions in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and St. Tammany parishes, and six amendments to the state constitution.
Oct 8, 2007
The Bureau of Governmental Research today releases On the Ballot, an analysis of four proposed amendments to the State constitution and one proposed amendment to the St. Tammany Parish home rule charter. The report covers amendments that will go before voters on October 20, 2007.
Aug 17, 2007
Cementing Imbalance: A Post-Katrina Analysis of the Regional Distribution of Subsidized Rental Housing is the latest in a series of BGR reports on affordable housing issues. It includes parish by parish data and maps showing the distribution of subsidized housing in the most populous parishes.
- Cementing Imbalance: A Post-Katrina Analysis of the Regional Distribution of Subsidized Rental Housing [PDF]
- Available and Projected Project-Based Subsidized Housing in Jefferson Parish, June 2007 [PDF]
- Available and Projected Project-Based Subsidized Housing in Orleans Parish, June 2007 [PDF]
- Available and Projected Project-Based Subsidized Housing in St. Tammany Parish, June 2007 [PDF]
Feb 8, 2006
Part of a series of web-based reports BGR began publishing following the 2005 disaster.
Nov 25, 2003
Quality of life problems, traffic congestion, chaotic growth patterns, and environmental degradation are plaguing St. Tammany. Slip-Sliding Away? serves as a no-nonsense guidebook for a greener, cleaner, more people-friendly Parish.
May 6, 2002
BGR presents its report assessing the St. Tammany Parish Home Rule Charter. BGR found a general consensus that the charter is working well and represents an improvement over the police jury system that it replaced. However, some fine-tuning is in order.
Jun 9, 1999
An analysis of conditions limiting the physical expansion of New Orleans International Airport (NOIA); approaches to regional cooperation used by airports in similar geopolitical circumstances (with ownership and authority over the airport in one political jurisdiction, the airport in another, and a need to expand in a third); and recommendations for changes by NOIA.