BGR in the News

Down The Drain: The Future of the SWBNO, and possible solutions to improve it

By Lily Cummings

Source: WWL-TV

May 17, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — The Bureau of Governmental Research, a nonpartisan independent research group, released a 52-page report outlining what...

New Orleans S&WB needs sweeping changes if it wants to avoid more pitfalls, BGR says

By Ben Myers

Source: The Times-Picayune |

May 17, 2023

The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board is overseen by a board controlled by the mayor. Its funding is...

BGR recommends S&WB restructure how it is governed

By FOX 8 Staff

Source: FOX 8

May 17, 2023

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BGR report claims way S&WB is governed contributes to city’s water, drainage problems

By Cassie Schirm

Source: WDSU

May 17, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — The Bureau of Governmental Research says the way that Sewerage and Water Board is governed is...

Research nonprofit suggests multiple changes to be made at Sewerage & Water Board

By WWL-TV Staff

Source: WWL-TV

May 17, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — The Bureau of Governmental Research, a research nonprofit, released its findings on the New Orleans Sewerage...

BGR report says New Orleans should restructure governance of Sewerage and Water Board

By Ken Daley

Source: FOX 8

May 17, 2023

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – The Sewerage and Water Board is hamstrung by bureaucratic inefficiencies and competing interests, and will...

Flush with millions, Jefferson Parish Council members fund pet projects; see breakdown

By Blake Paterson

Source: The Times-Picayune |

May 14, 2023

Standing before a gymnasium full of angry residents at the Avondale Playground in October, Jefferson Parish Council member Byron...

BGR: Jail’s problems need officials working together for fix

By Rebecca Mowbray

Source: The Times-Picayune |

May 9, 2023

On April 29, New Orleans voters made a clear statement against paying more in taxes for the city jail. But a...

BGR Urges JP Council to Improve Fiscal Planning, Accountability

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

May 5, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — From the Bureau of Governmental Research: In an April 28 letter to the Jefferson Parish Council, BGR recommends...

(Opinion) Editorial: Defeat of Orleans Parish sheriff’s tax brings hard-earned lessons

By Staff Editorial

Source: The Times-Picayune |

May 3, 2023

Orleans Parish Sheriff Susan Hutson’s proposal to double her office’s property tax millage didn’t just go down to defeat...