A Message about Our Year-End Leadership Transition and the Search for BGR’s Next President & CEO

Dear BGR Members and Supporters, Last week, I informed the BGR Board of Directors that I intend to step...

BGR Raises Policy Concerns About Excluding Hotel Rooms from New French Quarter Sales Tax

In August, the New Orleans City Council excluded hotel room rentals from a new sales tax for enhanced public...

Congressman Troy Carter Discusses Legislative Priorities at BGR Breakfast Briefing

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research hosted a virtual Breakfast Briefing with newly elected Louisiana Congressman Troy Carter. He...

BGR Participates in Webinar on Federal Pandemic Relief Funds for New Orleans

The City of New Orleans has received its first portion of federal pandemic relief funds through the American Rescue...

National Association Honors Bureau of Governmental Research

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Governmental Research Association honored the Bureau of Governmental Research with two research awards...

GRA Honors BGR Policy Reports and Career Achievements of Retired CEO Janet Howard

The Governmental Research Association (GRA) honored the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) with two research awards at its virtual...

BGR to Participate in Webinar on Federal Pandemic Relief Funds

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans has received its first portion of federal pandemic relief funds through...

Troy Carter Joins BGR’s Aug. 18 ‘Breakfast Briefing’

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research will host a breakfast briefing featuring U.S. Rep. Troy Carter at...

Council puts library and housing property tax renewals on the November ballot

Orleans Parish voters will decide in November whether to renew two property taxes that expire at the end of...

French Quarter security tax delayed over demand for hotel exemption

A quarter-cent sales tax in the French Quarter, approved by residents of the historic neighborhood earlier this year through...