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BGR Finds that Better Governance at the New Orleans Jail Can Support Reforms

August 4, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases a report to assist local policymakers as they seek to end...

Submit Your Nominations by June 30 for BGR’s 2022 Excellence in Government Awards

June 27, 2022

BGR’s Excellence in Government Awards honor creative, dedicated local and state government employees and individual private citizens for their...

BGR Seeking Nominations for Its Excellence in Government Awards

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

May 17, 2022

The Bureau of Governmental Research is accepting nominations for its 2022 Excellence in Government Awards. Since 1994, BGR has...

Nominate Public Employees and Citizens for BGR’s Excellence in Government Awards

May 16, 2022

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Excellence in Government Awards. Since 1994,...

People want more accessible, transparent council meetings

By Selena Vazquez

Source: The Press of Atlantic City

People were upset two years ago when the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to stay inside and mostly interact with...

‘They fear no consequences.’ NOPD chief, JPSO sheriff talk about crime spike, recruitment efforts

By Michelle Hunter

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

May 12, 2022

Recruiting and keeping police officers remains a huge challenge for area law enforcement agencies, and will continue to be...

BGR Convenes Speaker Series on Public Safety

May 12, 2022

As residents throughout the New Orleans area have expressed concern about crime, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) presented...

A View from the Top: Insights on Law Enforcement in Orleans and Jefferson

May 12, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) presented its first in-person Breakfast Briefing in more than two years. The...

Rough Patch: How long can you keep kicking the can down the road when the road’s falling apart?

By Kaylee Poche

Source: Gambit

May 9, 2022

Over on Webster Street, Ellis Arjmand can’t drive to his house without going the wrong way down the one-way...

New Orleans voters back early childhood education millage in single-issue vote

By Matt Sledge

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 30, 2022

Voters in New Orleans on Saturday approved a property tax measure aimed at creating 1,000 or more early childhood...