BGR in the News
Cantrell doubles down, responds to criticism against bond and tax propositions
By Amanda Roberts
Source: Fox 8
November 11, 2019November 16th, New Orleans residents will vote on three different propositions, all that would allow the city to use...
BGR Endorses Ballot Propositions That Could Generate Millions For Infrastructure
By Travis Lux
October 30, 2019In a report released Tuesday, the non-partisan Bureau for Governmental Research (BGR) has endorsed three ballot propositions that would...
Infrastructure, bond issues dominate discussion on second day of New Orleans City Council budget hearings
By Jessica Williams
October 29, 2019Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s top public works aides offered a roadmap Tuesday for the hundreds of millions of dollars they...
BGR backs New Orleans ballot initiatives aimed at raising funds for infrastructure
By Jeff Adelson
October 29, 2019The Bureau of Governmental Research is backing three ballot initiatives aimed at increasing city funding for infrastructure that Mayor...
At meeting this week, more details emerge on new convention center hotel deal
By Michael Isaac Stein
Source: The Lens
October 23, 2019The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center reached a deal last week with a consortium of private developers...
Officials say Convention Center hotel will bring jobs and tourism; some residents aren’t sold
By Kaylee Poche
October 22, 2019At a public meeting Monday night, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s governing body touted its plans for a...
Voters reject Amendment 4, aimed at New Orleans affordable housing
By WDSU Digital Team
October 12, 2019Louisiana voters flatly denied New Orleans the right to shield small apartment buildings from property taxes. Amendment 4 on...
(Opinion) Newell: Affordable housing amendment is a “recipe for disaster”
By Newell Normand
Source: WWL Radio
September 30, 2019It’s number four on your ballot – the New Orleans Affordable Housing Property Tax Exemption Amendment is a result...