What is the American Rescue Plan Act money for New Orleans East being used for?

By Devin Bartolotta

Source: WWL-TV

January 23, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans East is getting some much-needed funding for some big projects. Councilman Oliver Thomas announced...

ZURIK: Ousted contractor says Cantrell administration orchestrated trash crisis

By Lee Zurik and Dannah Sauer

Source: FOX 8

January 17, 2023

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – As residents complained about garbage left to rot on the streets for weeks, the company...

Cantrell administration should boost transparency on $388 million in federal funds, BGR says

By Matt Sledge

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 18, 2022

When the New Orleans City Council passed a massive, $262 million amendment to the 2023 budget in the waning...

BGR Analyzes City’s Use of Federal Pandemic Relief Funds

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

December 15, 2022

NEW ORLEANS — From the Bureau of Governmental Research: On Dec. 13, BGR released a new report that shows...

City hasn’t spent bulk of $388 million in federal COVID relief, BGR report finds

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

December 15, 2022

A new report from the local think tank the Bureau of Governmental Research analyzed how New Orleans has managed...

Dec. 14 Webinar Focuses on City of New Orleans’ Uses of Pandemic Relief Funds

December 14, 2022

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) highlighted a new report on the City of New Orleans’ uses of its...

BGR Analyzes City of New Orleans’ Use of Federal Pandemic Relief Funds

December 13, 2022

A new report from the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) takes a closer look at the impacts of the City...

People want more accessible, transparent council meetings

By Selena Vazquez

Source: The Press of Atlantic City

People were upset two years ago when the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to stay inside and mostly interact with...

Celebrating Another Sunshine Week During the Pandemic

By Barbie E. Keiser

Source: Information Today

March 22, 2022

Sunshine Week (@SunshineWeek and #SunshineWeek) highlights our need to rebuild trust in public institutions. To accomplish this, we must...

Let’s continue to move toward virtual public meeting and courtroom access

By Greg LaRose

Source: Louisiana Illuminator

March 11, 2022

One of the silver linings of the pandemic has been its effect on public meetings and our legal system....