Justice System

BGR Finds that Better Governance at the New Orleans Jail Can Support Reforms

August 4, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases a report to assist local policymakers as they seek to end...

St. Tammany voters reject new sales tax for criminal prosecutions

By Sara Pagones

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 30, 2022

North shore District Attorney Warren Montgomery failed to get a new revenue stream to support his office Saturday, as...

Our Views: The Times-Picayune makes these recommendations on parish tax proposals

By Staff Editorial

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 16, 2022

Voters in three area parishes are being asked to enact new taxes on April 30; early voting begins Saturday....

Concerned about ‘defunding the DA’s office,’ St. Tammany district attorney pushing new tax

By Sara Pagones

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 15, 2022

If they blink, St. Tammany voters might miss the vote for a new sales tax to fund criminal prosecutions....

BGR Analyzes DA Sales Tax in St. Tammany Parish

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

April 8, 2022

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. (press release) — The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) released a new report that analyzes...

BGR Analyzes District Attorney Sales Tax in St. Tammany on the April 30 Ballot

April 7, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases a new report, On the Ballot: District Attorney Sales Tax, St....

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...