Submit Your Nominations by June 30 for BGR’s 2022 Excellence in Government Awards

BGR’s Excellence in Government Awards honor creative, dedicated local and state government employees and individual private citizens for their...

BGR Seeking Nominations for Its Excellence in Government Awards

The Bureau of Governmental Research is accepting nominations for its 2022 Excellence in Government Awards. Since 1994, BGR has...

Nominate Public Employees and Citizens for BGR’s Excellence in Government Awards

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Excellence in Government Awards. Since 1994,...

People want more accessible, transparent council meetings

People were upset two years ago when the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to stay inside and mostly interact with...

‘They fear no consequences.’ NOPD chief, JPSO sheriff talk about crime spike, recruitment efforts

Recruiting and keeping police officers remains a huge challenge for area law enforcement agencies, and will continue to be...

BGR Convenes Speaker Series on Public Safety

As residents throughout the New Orleans area have expressed concern about crime, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) presented...

A View from the Top: Insights on Law Enforcement in Orleans and Jefferson

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) presented its first in-person Breakfast Briefing in more than two years. The...

Rough Patch: How long can you keep kicking the can down the road when the road’s falling apart?

Over on Webster Street, Ellis Arjmand can’t drive to his house without going the wrong way down the one-way...

New Orleans voters back early childhood education millage in single-issue vote

Voters in New Orleans on Saturday approved a property tax measure aimed at creating 1,000 or more early childhood...

Jefferson Parish voters approve new property tax increase for Sheriff’s Office pay raises

Jefferson Parish residents voted Saturday to approve a 7-mill property tax increase that will generate an additional $28 million...