Budget & Finance

BGR to Participate in August 4 Webinar on Federal Pandemic Relief Funds for New Orleans

July 27, 2021

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

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...

Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng Discusses Pandemic, Future Priorities at Breakfast Briefing

December 15, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) hosted a virtual Breakfast Briefing featuring Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng....

BGR Supports Proposed Policy Changes to Improve NOLA Public Schools’ Finances

December 14, 2020

Today, BGR releases this BGR NOW supporting three policy changes up for consideration by the Orleans Parish School Board...

Mayor Cantrell Discusses City Government Priorities in BGR Virtual Breakfast Briefing

October 28, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) hosted a virtual Breakfast Briefing featuring New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. She...

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...

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...

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...

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....

(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...