Government Oversight

As Public Meetings Resume in Person, Government Entities Should Continue Online Access

March 9, 2022

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) released a report today calling on more government entities in Louisiana to livestream and...

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...

BGR warns about politicizing Office of Inspector General as it weighs Ethics Review Board reforms

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 21, 2020

The board that recently ousted New Orleans Inspector General Derry Harper wants to open his old job to a...

BGR opposes shorter wait time for some New Orleans inspector general candidates

By Greg LaRose

Source: WDSU

December 21, 2020

The New Orleans City Council will soon consider easing some of the restrictions for applicants interested in becoming the...

BGR Seeks Improvements to New Orleans IG Selection Process, Oversight

December 21, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research releases a new report, entitled Revitalizing New Orleans’ Office of Inspector General Depends...

Stephanie Grace: There’s more on ballot than presidential race. Study up if you’re voting early.

By Stephanie Grace

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

October 17, 2020

Even as it’s grown in popularity, I’ve never felt compelled to participate in early voting. I enjoy the ritual...

BGR Endorses Renewal of JP Inspector General Tax

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

October 14, 2020

NEW ORLEANS – In a new report, the Bureau of Governmental Research – a nonprofit watchdog group – recommends...

BGR throws support behind Jefferson Parish Inspector General millage renewal

By Faimon A. Roberts III

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

October 13, 2020

The Jefferson Parish Inspector General’s property tax renewal, which is on the ballot Nov. 3, got the thumbs up...

BGR Releases Report on Nov. 3 Jefferson Inspector General Property Tax Renewal

October 13, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases On the Ballot: Jefferson Parish Inspector General Tax Renewal, November 3,...

(Opinion) A Cautionary Tale: The New Orleans Office of Inspector General. Part 2: Facing Challenges

By Ed Quatrevaux

Source: The Lens

November 22, 2019

Read Part 1: Fulfilling the mission. The OIG faced a series of challenges beginning in 2015. While the Office...