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Despite city law, New Orleans’ hasn’t had public contract database since 2019 cyber attack

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

July 20, 2020

Despite a local law requiring the city of New Orleans to post all of its contracts on its website,...

Council members begin process to renew French Quarter sales tax for state trooper patrols

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

July 16, 2020

Members of the New Orleans City Council on Thursday initiated the process to renew a quarter percent sales tax...

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...

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...

Coalition of 21 groups calls on Convention Center to use $100 million from cash reserves to support hospitality workers

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

March 31, 2020

A coalition of 21 local unions, advocacy organizations and other groups are calling on the Ernest N. Morial New...

Coronavirus response to leave ‘gigantic hole’ in New Orleans economy; Cantrell weighs layoffs

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

March 17, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak and the efforts to slow its spread are set to levy a massive toll on the...

Convention Center proposes settlement over disputed public transit dollars

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

February 27, 2020

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has presented a proposal to Mayor LaToya Cantrell to settle a yearlong dispute with the...

BGR Discusses Awards Program, Local Issues with Oliver Thomas on WBOK January 23, 2020

By Oliver Thomas

Source: WBOK recorded broadcast via BGR

January 23, 2020

BGR President and CEO Amy Glovinsky and Vice President & Research Director Stephen Stuart talked about the 2020 Excellence...

Community meeting about the rise of crime in Uptown informative and contentious

By Sue Strachan

Source: Uptown Messenger

January 15, 2020

Having your car broken into via smashed windows has become the new normal in New Orleans. On Tuesday, Jan....

New Orleans court clerk says he won’t furlough employees for at least a week

By Matt Sledge

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

January 6, 2020

Deputy clerks at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court can breathe a sigh of relief — at least for now....