Taxation (New Orleans)

Convention Center has spent nearly $50 million from reserves to keep operations going

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

September 17, 2020

The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center has spent $49 million of its large cash reserves to cover...

Council approves short-term rental tax, with 25 percent cut going to tourism marketing agency

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

August 6, 2020

At the request of Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the New Orleans City Council on Thursday gave final approval to a...

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...

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...

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....

‘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...