BGR in the News

It takes a millage: New Orleans voters will decide on a redistribution of parks and rec funds

By Clancy DuBos

Source: Gambit

April 16, 2019

The sole item on the May 4 ballot in New Orleans is a citywide referendum often referred to as...

BGR Report Recommends “YES” Vote on Park Millage

By Jenn Bentley

Source: Big Easy Magazine

April 10, 2019

On April 9, 2019, the independent Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) released a report on the May 4 tax...

Voters to decide Jefferson Parish teacher pay raise on May 4

By Jennifer Crockett

Source: WDSU

April 9, 2019

JEFFERSON PARISH, La. —Voters in Jefferson Parish will soon decide if they want to pay more in property taxes...

JP Chamber, BGR come out in support of new tax for teacher pay raises

By Rob Masson

Source: Fox 8

April 9, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – In less than a month, Jefferson Parish voters will be asked to approve a property...

Bureau of Governmental Research endorses May 4 tax proposals in Orleans, Jefferson parishes

By Faimon A. Roberts III and Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

April 9, 2019

A nonpartisan research group is urging New Orleans and Jefferson Parish voters to support two tax measures that will...

Independent study supports redistribution of citywide parks and recreation taxes

By Claire Byun

Source: Uptown Messenger

April 9, 2019

An independent New Orleans research group is backing the proposal to replace three existing property taxes into one millage...

Tax for New Orleans parks and rec backed by watchdog group

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

April 9, 2019

The Bureau of Governmental Research gave its blessing Tuesday (April 9) for a ballot proposal in New Orleans aimed...

BGR report weighs in on proposed tax to give Jefferson Parish teachers pay raises

By Nicole Mumphrey

Source: Fox 8

April 9, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – In a new report released Tuesday morning, the Bureau of Governmental Research weighs in on...

Jefferson school system’s $29 million tax hike endorsed by Bureau of Governmental Research

By Drew Broach

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

April 9, 2019

The Jefferson Parish public school system’s $28.8 million tax increase was endorsed Tuesday (April 9) by the independent Bureau of Governmental...

Jefferson school tax proposal gets endorsement from Bureau of Governmental Research

By Faimon A. Roberts III

Source: The Advocate

April 9, 2019

Jefferson Parish’s proposed 7.9-mill public schools tax landed a significant endorsement Tuesday, when the Bureau of Governmental Research backed...