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City councilwoman wants to shift tourism funding to public transportation

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

February 6, 2019

New Orleans City Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer is calling for an end to a longtime arrangement that diverts about...

Research findings say hotel tax money could improve city services

By Josh Roberson

Source: FOX 8

February 5, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -The City of New Orleans wants to spread the wealth from hotel tax funding. The Bureau...

30 Greater New Orleans business people on the move

By Greg LaRose

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

February 5, 2019

Click here to go to the article, which includes new BGR board members. Click here for more about the...

BGR Welcomes New Board Members and Officers

February 4, 2019

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research announces its 2019 officers and board members. BGR’s 31-person board of directors held...

Commentary: Cantrell’s taxing issue

By Gambit Commentary

Source: Gambit

January 31, 2019

Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s effort to get more of New Orleans’ hotel-motel taxes into the city’s general fund got a...

Watchdog group: New Orleans should get more from hotel tax, scrutiny needed for Convention Center

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Advocate

January 31, 2019

The Bureau of Governmental Research has waded into the big-dollar tax dispute between Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the tourism...

Restoring 1 percent hotel sales tax for New Orleans infrastructure is a non-starter, tourism officials say

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 30, 2019

Restoring a 1 percent sales tax on New Orleans hotels would be a step too much for the city’s...

Diverse reaction to recommendations on New Orleans hotel tax

By Kevin McGill

Source: The Associated Press

January 30, 2019

NEW ORLEANS The New Orleans government’s share of taxes from hotel rooms in the tourism-dependent city should increase by more...

Report: New Orleans should keep more tax dollars

By Tammy Estwick

Source: WDSU

January 30, 2019

A new report by a nonprofit group says the city of New Orleans should get to keep more tax...

BGR issues report on Orleans hotel taxes, recommending change

By Rob Masson

Source: FOX 8

January 30, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – A leading local research group published a comprehensive report on New Orleans hotel-motel taxes, which...