BGR in the News
BGR Seeking Nominations for Its Excellence in Government Awards
By Biz New Orleans Staff
Source: Biz New Orleans
May 17, 2022The Bureau of Governmental Research is accepting nominations for its 2022 Excellence in Government Awards. Since 1994, BGR has...
People want more accessible, transparent council meetings
By Selena Vazquez
Source: The Press of Atlantic CityPeople 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
By Michelle Hunter
May 12, 2022Recruiting and keeping police officers remains a huge challenge for area law enforcement agencies, and will continue to be...
Rough Patch: How long can you keep kicking the can down the road when the road’s falling apart?
By Kaylee Poche
May 9, 2022Over 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
By Matt Sledge
April 30, 2022Voters 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
By Michelle Hunter
April 30, 2022Jefferson Parish residents voted Saturday to approve a 7-mill property tax increase that will generate an additional $28 million...
St. Tammany voters reject new sales tax for criminal prosecutions
By Sara Pagones
April 30, 2022North shore District Attorney Warren Montgomery failed to get a new revenue stream to support his office Saturday, as...
On the New Orleans ballot: What to know about the early childhood education millage
By Carly Berlin
April 28, 2022New Orleans voters will see just one item on Saturday’s ballot: a millage proposal to fund early childhood education....
JPSO proposes tax increase to help with staffing issues
By Britney Dixon
April 23, 2022On the ballot for the April 30 election is a tax proposal from Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. “We were...