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BGR Urges City of New Orleans to Reinstate Pension Reforms and Improve Weakening Pension System

June 30, 2021

Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases a new report, A Retreat on Pension Reform: City of New...

BGR Seeks Strong Planning and Accountability for Federal Relief Funds to Address Pandemic’s Impacts

June 22, 2021

The Bureau of Governmental Research today releases Handle with Care: Public Planning and Accountability Must Guide Spending of Federal...

St. Tammany Leaders Discuss Important Issues Affecting the Parish at BGR Breakfast Briefing

March 24, 2021

Yesterday, the Bureau of Governmental Research kicked off its 2021 Breakfast Briefing Series with “The Vision for St. Tammany...

Watch: BGR’s 2021 Virtual Annual Luncheon with Darren Walker

February 9, 2021

On February 9, 2021, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) hosted its 2021 Virtual Annual Luncheon on Zoom Webinar,...

Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng Discusses Pandemic, Future Priorities at Breakfast Briefing

December 15, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) hosted a virtual Breakfast Briefing featuring Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng....

Mayor Cantrell Discusses City Government Priorities in BGR Virtual Breakfast Briefing

October 28, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) hosted a virtual Breakfast Briefing featuring New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. She...

Q&A with Lead Author of Our New Orleans Public School Funding Report

August 13, 2020

Questions abound from New Orleans public school parents, students, employees and education leaders as the new school year gets...

PolicyWatch Revisits Assessment Issues in New Orleans

July 9, 2020

Today, BGR published a new PolicyWatch newsletter, focusing on property assessment issues in New Orleans. Last year’s incomplete property reassessment...

BGR Hosts Virtual Breakfast Briefing with John White, Former State Superintendent of Education

June 10, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) hosted its first virtual Breakfast Briefing featuring John White, former Louisiana Superintendent...

PolicyWatch: New Orleans Budget and Tax Updates

May 21, 2020

Today, BGR released the inaugural edition of PolicyWatch, a periodic newsletter that draws on BGR’s body of independent, nonpartisan...