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New Orleans voters have option to create 1,000 early childhood slots with April 30 millage

By Matt Sledge

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 16, 2022

New Orleans voters are being asked this month to approve a property tax to create 1,000 or more early...

Our Views: The Times-Picayune makes these recommendations on parish tax proposals

By Staff Editorial

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 16, 2022

Voters in three area parishes are being asked to enact new taxes on April 30; early voting begins Saturday....

Concerned about ‘defunding the DA’s office,’ St. Tammany district attorney pushing new tax

By Sara Pagones

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 15, 2022

If they blink, St. Tammany voters might miss the vote for a new sales tax to fund criminal prosecutions....

BGR Supports Proposed New Orleans Early Childhood Education Property Tax

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

April 14, 2022

NEW ORLEANS — From the Bureau of Governmental Research: BGR has released a new report intended to help New Orleans voters...

BGR Report Reviews Early Childhood Education Tax Proposal in New Orleans

April 11, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases a new report, On the Ballot: Early Childhood Education Property Tax,...

BGR Analyzes DA Sales Tax in St. Tammany Parish

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

April 8, 2022

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. (press release) — The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) released a new report that analyzes...

BGR Analyzes District Attorney Sales Tax in St. Tammany on the April 30 Ballot

April 7, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases a new report, On the Ballot: District Attorney Sales Tax, St....

Unclear future for city-led affordable housing as tax is set to expire

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

December 27, 2021

A local property tax dedicated to affordable housing and blight reduction is set to expire at the end of...

Leading Louisiana into 2022: A BGR Virtual Breakfast Briefing with Gov. John Bel Edwards

December 17, 2021

Today, Governor John Bel Edwards joined the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) for a Virtual Breakfast Briefing to discuss...

Stephanie Grace: Criminal justice issues drive election, but results show a bigger malaise in Orleans

By Stephanie Grace

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 15, 2021

When Marlin Gusman was elected to the New Orleans City Council more than two decades ago, Oliver Thomas was...