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BGR to Present A Conversation with Michael Lewis at its 2019 Annual Luncheon

September 18, 2019

Don’t miss this year’s Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) Annual Luncheon featuring bestselling author Michael Lewis. The luncheon will...

Supt. Trey Folse Discusses St. Tammany Schools at BGR Breakfast Briefing

September 17, 2019

Today, Trey Folse, superintendent of the St. Tammany Parish Public School System, presented at a BGR Breakfast Briefing entitled...

BGR Surveys Jefferson Parish Council Candidates on Key Policy Issues

September 13, 2019

Today BGR releases Questions for a New Parish Council, the second in a two-part report series providing the views...

BGR Surveys Jefferson Parish President Candidates on Key Policy Issues

September 12, 2019

Today BGR releases Questions for a New Parish President, the first in a two-part series of reports providing the...

City leaders to scrutinize property tax breaks for nonprofits

By Sabrina Wilson

Source: Fox 8

August 29, 2019

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) – As large numbers of homeowners are outraged over higher property assessments, members of the...

New Orleans hospitality workers: New health care initiative a ‘timid’ but ‘good’ first step

By Emily Woodruff

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

August 9, 2019

The hospitality industry in New Orleans brings in $8.7 billion per year, according to a report commissioned by the city in...

BGR Research Honored by National Peers

August 5, 2019

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) won two awards from the Governmental Research Association (GRA) at its national conference...

Stay Informed with The Daily Dispatch

July 30, 2019

Sign up for The Daily Dispatch, our new weekday email of news about government and public policy in the New...

Introducing The Daily Dispatch

July 17, 2019

At BGR, we take seriously our mission of fostering an informed public policy dialogue in the New Orleans metropolitan region....

Controversial New Orleans convention center hotel bill gets OK; a look at what’s next

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Advocate

June 9, 2019

The controversial 1,200-room hotel proposed for the upriver end of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center passed a major milestone...