City Council to vote on spending budget surplus as advocacy groups decry lack of transparency

By Michelle Liu

Source: Verite

May 23, 2023

The New Orleans City Council is set to vote Thursday (May 25) on a plan to spend tens of...

Nonprofit floats stormwater fee to shore up drainage system costs

By Joshua Rosenberg

Source: The Lens

May 22, 2023

Inevitably, impossibly, New Orleans lives with water. “With,” though, is a flexible term that, for more than 100 years,...

Flush with millions, Jefferson Parish Council members fund pet projects; see breakdown

By Blake Paterson

Source: The Times-Picayune |

May 14, 2023

Standing before a gymnasium full of angry residents at the Avondale Playground in October, Jefferson Parish Council member Byron...

BGR Urges JP Council to Improve Fiscal Planning, Accountability

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

May 5, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — From the Bureau of Governmental Research: In an April 28 letter to the Jefferson Parish Council, BGR recommends...

BGR Recommends Improvements to Jefferson Parish Council’s Fiscal Planning and Accountability

May 5, 2023

In an April 28 letter to the Jefferson Parish Council, BGR recommends ways in which the council can improve planning and...

(Opinion) Editorial: Defeat of Orleans Parish sheriff’s tax brings hard-earned lessons

By Staff Editorial

Source: The Times-Picayune |

May 3, 2023

Orleans Parish Sheriff Susan Hutson’s proposal to double her office’s property tax millage didn’t just go down to defeat...

Sheriff Susan Hutson faces ‘monumental’ task of restoring confidence after tax hike rejection

By Joseph Cranney

Source: The Times-Picayune |

May 1, 2023

New Orleanians of every stripe can all agree on maybe just a few things. Crawfish are good. Potholes are...

Proposed tax hike measures fail in Orleans, St. Tammany parishes

By FOX 8 Staff

Source: FOX 8

April 29, 2023

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Voters in Orleans and St. Tammany parishes overwhelmingly rejected property tax hikes Saturday (April 29)...

New Orleans voters reject Sheriff Susan Hutson’s proposed tax hike by huge margin

By Joseph Cranney

Source: The Times-Picayune |

April 29, 2023

New Orleans on Saturday delivered a nearly unanimous rejection of a proposal from Orleans Parish Sheriff Susan Hutson to...

Election Day today features tax issues on both sides of the lake

By Staff Report

Source: WWL Radio

April 29, 2023

Voters are going to the polls across Southeast Louisiana today consider tax issues and a handful of races. Elections...