BGR in the News
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...
New Orleans City Council wants nonprofits to pay more in taxes, but obstacles are many
By Jeff Adelson
September 24, 2019The New Orleans City Council is looking for ways to get nonprofits to contribute more to the city’s bottom...
City leaders to scrutinize property tax breaks for nonprofits
By Sabrina Wilson
Source: Fox 8
August 29, 2019NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) – As large numbers of homeowners are outraged over higher property assessments, members of the...
New Orleans hospitality workers: New health care initiative a ‘timid’ but ‘good’ first step
By Emily Woodruff
August 9, 2019The hospitality industry in New Orleans brings in $8.7 billion per year, according to a report commissioned by the city in...
Controversial New Orleans convention center hotel bill gets OK; a look at what’s next
By Anthony McAuley
Source: The Advocate
June 9, 2019The controversial 1,200-room hotel proposed for the upriver end of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center passed a major milestone...
New Orleans will get millions of dollars for roads, drainage; here are 3 big winners
By Tyler Bridges
Source: The Advocate
June 2, 2019New Orleans will receive tens of millions of dollars to replace antiquated sewage pipes, fix faulty drainage pumps and...