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On the Ballot: St. Tammany Parish Sales Tax Renewals

March 2, 2018

Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases On the Ballot: St. Tammany Parish Tax Renewals. On March 24, 2018, St....

Government watchdog group endorses St. Tammany sales tax for jail but not for courthouse

By Sara Pagones

Source: The Advocate

March 2, 2018

The Bureau of Governmental Research has come out against a one-fifth cent sales tax for the St. Tammany Justice...

Government watchdog group endorses Tammany jail tax, but not courthouse tax

By Robert Rhoden

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

March 2, 2018

The Bureau of Governmental Research is backing a St. Tammany Parish sales tax renewal for the operation and maintenance of the...

St. Tammany making third try on sales tax renewals for jail, courthouse

By Sara Pagones

Source: The Advocate

March 6, 2018

For the third time in two years, St. Tammany Parish voters are being asked this month to approve a...

St. Tammany West Chamber backs taxes for jail, courthouse

By Robert Rhoden

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

March 12, 2018

The St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce has announced its support of March 24 ballot proposals to renew sales taxes to...

St. Tammany business groups endorse sales tax renewals for jail and courthouse

By Sara Pagones

Source: The Advocate

March 13, 2018

Three prominent business groups are backing a pair of proposed sales tax renewals for the St. Tammany Parish courthouse...

BGR Releases November 6, 2018 Ballot Reports

October 24, 2018

Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases reports to inform voters on proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 6 and...

Jefferson Parish tax renewals on the ballot, with new taxes proposed for local fire departments

By Faimon A. Roberts III

Source: The Advocate

October 24, 2018

Jefferson Parish voters will take up three parishwide tax renewals when they go to the polls Nov. 6, while...

Gov. John Bel Edwards on State Priorities of Local Importance

November 13, 2018

Governor John Bel Edwards presented at a BGR Breakfast Briefing on State of Louisiana priorities of local importance. BGR...

BGR Analyzes Past New Orleans Budgets to Guide Funding Priorities

October 3, 2019

Today, BGR releases A Look Back to Plan Ahead: Analyzing Past New Orleans Budgets to Guide Funding Priorities. The report...