Justice System

St. Tammany Parish seeks sales tax to pay criminal justice costs as money runs out

By Sara Pagones

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

November 2, 2021

For years, St. Tammany Parish voters have been hearing about the looming financial plight the parish will face if...

BGR Analyzes St. Tammany Parish Sales Tax Proposition

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

October 21, 2021

NEW ORLEANS — From the Bureau of Governmental Research: BGR has released a new report titled “On the Ballot:...

Citing a ‘deepening fiscal crisis,’ BGR endorses proposed St. Tammany sales tax

By Marie Fazio

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

October 21, 2021

The Bureau of Governmental Research has endorsed the proposed sales tax that St. Tammany Parish government will put before...

New BGR Report Analyzes November 13 Sales Tax Proposition in St. Tammany

October 21, 2021

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research releases a new report, On the Ballot: St. Tammany Parish Sales Tax, November...

New Orleans court clerk says he won’t furlough employees for at least a week

By Matt Sledge

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

January 6, 2020

Deputy clerks at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court can breathe a sigh of relief — at least for now....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...