BGR in the News

Stacy Head: Why we need municipal employee pension reform now

By Stacy Head

Source: The Advocate

April 20, 2017

We’re running out of time. That’s how I feel with a little less than a year left in office...

Many old issues re-emerge as New Orleans prepares for upcoming legislative session

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

April 7, 2017

As far as New Orleans is concerned, the session of the state Legislature starting Monday is likely to be...

What kind of ‘change’ agendas might New Orleans mayoral candidates tout?

By Stephanie Grace

Source: The Advocate

April 3, 2017

In HBO’s biting political satire “Veep,” the show’s long-suffering vice president ran to replace the unnamed and never-seen president...

LaToya Cantrell’s understated announcement typical of slow-building mayoral race

By Stephanie Grace

Source: The Advocate

April 3, 2017

It wasn’t a traditional announcement. There was no hotel ballroom packed with supporters, and there were no rousing speeches....

New Orleans would get larger share of taxes on short-term rentals under bill filed this week

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

March 30, 2017

A larger share taxes generated by short-term rentals on platforms such as Airbnb would go to New Orleans rather...

Should non-profits start paying taxes on their property?

By Think Tank

Source: WWL Radio

March 9, 2017

60% of Louisiana property taxes were not taxed! This hours guest: Amy Glovinsky – President/CEO BGR (Bureau of Governmental...

Councilwoman Stacy Head proposes money-saving changes to city retirement system

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

March 7, 2017

New Orleans City Councilwoman Stacy Head is proposing changes that would make the city’s main pension plan less generous...

Peter Reichard shares the Bureau of Governmental Research’s new study calling for a drainage fee

By Janae Pierre

Source: WWNO

March 6, 2017

This week on All Things New Orleans, we spoke with representatives of the Global Livingston Institute about their annual...

BGR report proposes using fees, not taxes, to fund New Orleans’ drainage system

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

February 14, 2017

The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board should consider levying usage fees to pay for the upkeep of its...

Here’s how Convention Center can help fund New Orleans public safety plan

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

February 11, 2017

The $40 million public safety plan proposed recently by Mayor Mitch Landrieu and being considered by other New Orleans...