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BGR Participates in Webinar on Federal Pandemic Relief Funds for New Orleans

August 4, 2021

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

National Association Honors Bureau of Governmental Research

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

August 3, 2021

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Governmental Research Association honored the Bureau of Governmental Research with two research awards...

GRA Honors BGR Policy Reports and Career Achievements of Retired CEO Janet Howard

August 3, 2021

The Governmental Research Association (GRA) honored the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) with two research awards at its virtual...

BGR to Participate in Webinar on Federal Pandemic Relief Funds

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

August 2, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans has received its first portion of federal pandemic relief funds through...

Troy Carter Joins BGR’s Aug. 18 ‘Breakfast Briefing’

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

July 28, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research will host a breakfast briefing featuring U.S. Rep. Troy Carter at...

Registration is Open for August 18 Virtual Breakfast Briefing with Congressman Troy Carter

July 28, 2021

Join BGR on August 18 for a Virtual Breakfast Briefing with newly elected Congressman Troy Carter, who will discuss...

Council puts library and housing property tax renewals on the November ballot

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

July 15, 2021

Orleans Parish voters will decide in November whether to renew two property taxes that expire at the end of...

French Quarter security tax delayed over demand for hotel exemption

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

July 12, 2021

A quarter-cent sales tax in the French Quarter, approved by residents of the historic neighborhood earlier this year through...

BGR slams New Orleans for reinstating more generous pension payouts

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

July 1, 2021

A recent hike in pension benefits for New Orleans municipal employees will cost taxpayers millions and is fiscally irresponsible,...

BGR Criticizes City’s Decision to Increase Pension Benefits

By Rich Collins

Source: Biz New Orleans

June 30, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research, a nonprofit watchdog group, has released a report on the City...