BGR in the News

Fact Check: Cantrell Admin Spreads Inaccuracies about FQMD Statements Regarding Task Force Patrols

By Jenn Bentley

Source: Big Easy Magazine

February 22, 2021

The battle over security patrols in the French Quarter continues, with Mayor Cantrell’s administration remaining at odds with the...

ICYMI: Watch Replay of Ford Foundation President Darren Walker’s Speech

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

February 11, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – On Feb. 9, the Bureau of Governmental Research hosted its annual luncheon, featuring Ford Foundation President...

Ford Foundation leader: Real societal change stems from attacking root causes of problems

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

February 10, 2021

Real philanthropy doesn’t just involve throwing money at societal problems, according to Ford Foundation President Darren Walker. Effective charitable...

Poco Sloss awarded The Times-Picayune Loving Cup: “He represents the best of New Orleans and her citizenry”

By John Pope

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

February 7, 2021

As far as New Orleans is concerned, the stock market’s loss is the city’s gain. Here’s why. When Poco...

Council advances controversial library board appointment, announces ballot initiative to renew library tax

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

February 4, 2021

The New Orleans City Council Governmental Affairs Committee on Thursday voted to advance the nomination of Dana Henry to...

Ford Foundation president to be featured at virtual Bureau of Governmental Research annual luncheon

By Staff

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

January 22, 2021

The president of the Ford Foundation will discuss philanthropy and the public sector at an online webinar hosted by...

Darren Walker to Speak at BGR’s 2021 Virtual Annual Luncheon

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

January 21, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research has announced a virtual presentation of its 2021 annual luncheon, which...

Council defers library board appointment after public pushback

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

January 21, 2021

A New Orleans City Council committee was set to consider Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s most recent nominee for the New...

N.O. Library Director spread ‘misinformation … and lies,’ board secretary says

By David Hammer

Source: WWL-TV

NEW ORLEANS — A member of the New Orleans Public Library Board of Directors blasted the city’s library director...

(Editorial) Our Views: Robert Ricks Jr., heroic weather forecaster, shows what government can do well

By Staff Editorial

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

January 11, 2021

It’s 2021, so let’s put aside the debate about the growing power of federal bureaucrats and salute a civil...