Public Safety

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...

Despite ballot wording, French Quarter hotel rooms are exempt from this security tax

By Ben Myers

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

October 1, 2021

A tax agreement signed Thursday with the French Quarter Management District marked the final step toward resuming enhanced police...

BGR: New Quarter Sales Tax Should Apply to Hotel Rooms

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

September 14, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – From the Bureau of Governmental Research: Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) published a new...

BGR Raises Policy Concerns About Excluding Hotel Rooms from New French Quarter Sales Tax

September 14, 2021

In August, the New Orleans City Council excluded hotel room rentals from a new sales tax for enhanced public...

City Council members maintain legally dubious hotel exemption while reinstating French Quarter sales tax

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

August 19, 2021

A special sales tax to fund supplemental police patrols in the French Quarter will be reinstated starting in October...

Quarter-cent sales tax for French Quarter on ballot again Saturday

By Kaitlin Rust

Source: FOX 8

April 22, 2021

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – In order to fund the “Blue Light Patrols” in the Quarter, the reinstatement of the...

BGR Opposes French Quarter Sales Tax Proposition on April 24 Ballot

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

April 22, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research is weighing in against a proposition for a 0.245% sales tax...

Against the French Quarter Sales Tax: Why the Bureau of Governmental Research is advising voters to vote ‘no.’

By Peyton LoCicero

Source: WGNO

April 22, 2021

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)– For our viewers heading to the polls this weekend, there’s a new report out that you should know...