GOVERNMENT FINANCE

BGR Participates in Webinar on Federal Pandemic Relief Funds for New Orleans

August 4, 2021

The City of New Orleans has received its first portion of federal pandemic relief funds through the American Rescue...

BGR to Participate in Webinar on Federal Pandemic Relief Funds

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

August 2, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans has received its first portion of federal pandemic relief funds through...

Council puts library and housing property tax renewals on the November ballot

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

July 15, 2021

Orleans Parish voters will decide in November whether to renew two property taxes that expire at the end of...

French Quarter security tax delayed over demand for hotel exemption

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

July 12, 2021

A quarter-cent sales tax in the French Quarter, approved by residents of the historic neighborhood earlier this year through...

BGR slams New Orleans for reinstating more generous pension payouts

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

July 1, 2021

A recent hike in pension benefits for New Orleans municipal employees will cost taxpayers millions and is fiscally irresponsible,...

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: Governments Should Spend Federal Relief Funds Carefully

By Rich Collins

Source: Biz New Orleans

June 23, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research has released guidance for government entities planning how to spend federal...

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...

Quarter-cent sales tax for French Quarter on ballot again Saturday

By Kaitlin Rust

Source: FOX 8

April 22, 2021

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – In order to fund the “Blue Light Patrols” in the Quarter, the reinstatement of the...

BGR Opposes French Quarter Sales Tax Proposition on April 24 Ballot

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

April 22, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research is weighing in against a proposition for a 0.245% sales tax...