BGR in the News

Cantrell doubles down, responds to criticism against bond and tax propositions

By Amanda Roberts

Source: Fox 8

November 11, 2019

November 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

Source: WWNO

October 30, 2019

In 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

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

October 29, 2019

Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s top public works aides offered a roadmap Tuesday for the hundreds of millions of dollars they...

BGR weighs in on 3 Orleans Parish tax proposals

By Rob Masson

Source: Fox 8

October 29, 2019

In 2-1/2 weeks New Orleans voters will be asked to consider three new tax measures that city officials say,...

BGR backs New Orleans ballot initiatives aimed at raising funds for infrastructure

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

October 29, 2019

The Bureau of Governmental Research is backing three ballot initiatives aimed at increasing city funding for infrastructure that Mayor...

(Opinion) City Seeks to Raise Your Taxes

By Jeff Thomas

Source: Think504

October 27, 2019

One of the reasons you love Think504 is that we keep you informed about important political and civic decisions...

At meeting this week, more details emerge on new convention center hotel deal

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

October 23, 2019

The 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

Source: Gambit

October 22, 2019

At 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

Source: WDSU

October 12, 2019

Louisiana 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, 2019

It’s number four on your ballot – the New Orleans Affordable Housing Property Tax Exemption Amendment is a result...