CORE SERVICES AND SYSTEMS

Lessons from the Data: Current Public Safety Trends and Factors that Influence Them

April 8, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research kicked off its special Breakfast Briefing Series on Public Safety. Session 1 of...

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....

Unclear future for city-led affordable housing as tax is set to expire

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

December 27, 2021

A local property tax dedicated to affordable housing and blight reduction is set to expire at the end of...

Stephanie Grace: Criminal justice issues drive election, but results show a bigger malaise in Orleans

By Stephanie Grace

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 15, 2021

When Marlin Gusman was elected to the New Orleans City Council more than two decades ago, Oliver Thomas was...

Voters approve renewal of library tax, but reject housing tax renewal

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

December 11, 2021

New Orleans voters approved a ballot measure to fund the Public Library system on Saturday, but a second tax...

Despite recent hardships, New Orleans voters decide to scrap tax for housing programs

By Ben Myers

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 11, 2021

New Orleans voters on Saturday narrowly rejected the renewal of a 0.91-mill property tax housing programs that had been...

New Orleans voters head to polls Saturday. Here’s what’s on the ballot.

By Ben Myers

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 11, 2021

New Orleans voters will head to the polls on Saturday with four City Council seats at stake along with...

Our Views: In Saturday’s election, The Times-Picayune makes these recommendations

By Staff Editorial

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 11, 2021

Public library millage renewal: Yes In 2020, voters soundly rejected a complicated property tax swap that would have cut...

Tax to fund New Orleans library on Saturday’s ballot; here’s what it would pay for

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 10, 2021

New Orleans voters will decide Saturday whether to renew a tax that largely funds the city’s public library system,...