Government Oversight

Stephanie Grace: There’s more on ballot than presidential race. Study up if you’re voting early.

By Stephanie Grace

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

October 17, 2020

Even as it’s grown in popularity, I’ve never felt compelled to participate in early voting. I enjoy the ritual...

BGR Endorses Renewal of JP Inspector General Tax

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

October 14, 2020

NEW ORLEANS – In a new report, the Bureau of Governmental Research – a nonprofit watchdog group – recommends...

BGR throws support behind Jefferson Parish Inspector General millage renewal

By Faimon A. Roberts III

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

October 13, 2020

The Jefferson Parish Inspector General’s property tax renewal, which is on the ballot Nov. 3, got the thumbs up...

BGR Releases Report on Nov. 3 Jefferson Inspector General Property Tax Renewal

October 13, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases On the Ballot: Jefferson Parish Inspector General Tax Renewal, November 3,...

(Opinion) A Cautionary Tale: The New Orleans Office of Inspector General. Part 2: Facing Challenges

By Ed Quatrevaux

Source: The Lens

November 22, 2019

Read Part 1: Fulfilling the mission. The OIG faced a series of challenges beginning in 2015. While the Office...

Inform Your Vote in Tomorrow’s Election with BGR’s Reports

October 11, 2019

Citizens in Orleans and Jefferson parishes who plan to vote in tomorrow’s election can inform their decisions with three...

BGR Analyzes Past New Orleans Budgets to Guide Funding Priorities

October 3, 2019

Today, BGR releases A Look Back to Plan Ahead: Analyzing Past New Orleans Budgets to Guide Funding Priorities. The report...

BGR Surveys Jefferson Parish Council Candidates on Key Policy Issues

September 13, 2019

Today BGR releases Questions for a New Parish Council, the second in a two-part report series providing the views...

BGR Surveys Jefferson Parish President Candidates on Key Policy Issues

September 12, 2019

Today BGR releases Questions for a New Parish President, the first in a two-part series of reports providing the...