BGR in the News
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...
Bureau of Governmental Research slams Cantrell’s affordable housing plan
By Jessica Williams
September 27, 2019The Bureau of Governmental Research has come out against Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s push to expand affordable housing in New...
Former judge and retired postal worker vie for Jefferson Parish Council District 1 seat
By Chad Calder
September 24, 2019The race to replace Ricky Templet in the Jefferson Parish Council’s District 1 seat is between two candidates who...