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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....

‘It will be a mess:’ Traffic headaches from Convention Center Blvd. not expected to go away when construction ends

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

December 12, 2019

Large portions of Convention Center Boulevard are closed for the entire month of December. It’s just the latest in...

Newell: Is New Orleans better off with one property tax assessor instead of seven?

By Newell Normand

Source: WWL Radio

November 25, 2019

Newell talks to BGR Vice President and Research Director Stephen Stuart and research analyst Jamie Parker about what’s changed...

Orleans Parish assessor’s budget, methods questioned by nonpartisan research group

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

November 20, 2019

Property tax assessments in Orleans Parish have come a long way from the days when seven assessors with a...

(Opinion) Newell: Compromise, co-operation can’t be dirty words as Mayor, Council grapple with tax relief measure

By Newell Normand

Source: WWL Radio

November 20, 2019

The City Council has made a request to cut tax rates for property owners, and an agreement is under...

BGR Evaluates Assessor’s Progress on Property Assessment Reform in New Orleans

November 19, 2019

Today, BGR releases Assessing the Assessor: Progress on Property Assessment Reform in New Orleans. The report evaluates whether and...

Ahead of major tourism industry merger, council members worry about accountability and public input in the city’s tourism future

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

November 15, 2019

On Friday, The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, a public municipal entity, provided some of the first details into...

Inform Your Vote in the Nov. 16 Election with BGR’s Reports

November 15, 2019

Citizens in New Orleans who plan to vote in Saturday’s election can inform their decisions with BGR’s report, On...