BGR in the News

How New Orleans could reconfigure taxes if plan is passed: See propositions, funding changes, more

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

November 21, 2020

New Orleans voters will be asked to reconfigure five soon-to-expire taxes into four new ones on the Dec. 5...

Our Views: Vote no on New Orleans millages, city can come up with a better plan

By Staff Editorial

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

November 20, 2020

Mayor LaToya Cantrell is asking New Orleans voters to approve three interrelated millages on Dec. 5 that wouldn’t increase...

Viewpoint: Protect our libraries by defeating Proposition 2

By Danae Columbus

Source: Uptown Messenger

November 19, 2020

The diverse group of parents, librarians and concerned citizens that make up the Save Our Libraries coalition got a...

Early voting begins Friday for Dec. 5 runoff elections

By Dominic Massa

Source: WWL-TV

November 19, 2020

NEW ORLEANS — Early voting begins Friday across Louisiana for the Dec. 5 election, which includes the runoff for...

BGR Opposes N.O. Property Tax Propositions on Dec. 5 Ballot

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

November 16, 2020

NEW ORLEANS – In a new report, the Bureau of Governmental Research – a private, nonprofit government watchdog –...

Report: Bureau of Governmental Research opposes Cantrell-backed tax proposals on Dec. 5 ballot

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

November 16, 2020

In a report released Monday, the Bureau of Governmental Research, a local nonpartisan think tank, came out against a...

Property taxes for New Orleans homes have surged; now businesses could get a huge tax cut

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

October 23, 2020

Over the past two years, thousands of homeowners across New Orleans have opened unwelcome letters from the Orleans Parish...

Stephanie Grace: There’s more on ballot than presidential race. Study up if you’re voting early.

By Stephanie Grace

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

October 17, 2020

Even as it’s grown in popularity, I’ve never felt compelled to participate in early voting. I enjoy the ritual...

BGR Endorses Renewal of JP Inspector General Tax

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

October 14, 2020

NEW ORLEANS – In a new report, the Bureau of Governmental Research – a nonprofit watchdog group – recommends...

BGR throws support behind Jefferson Parish Inspector General millage renewal

By Faimon A. Roberts III

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

October 13, 2020

The Jefferson Parish Inspector General’s property tax renewal, which is on the ballot Nov. 3, got the thumbs up...