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PolicyWatch: New Orleans Budget and Tax Updates

May 21, 2020

Welcome to the inaugural edition of PolicyWatch, a periodic newsletter that draws on BGR’s body of independent, nonpartisan research...

Think with Us about New BGR Research Topics

May 15, 2020

By Amy L. Glovinsky President & CEO Samuel Zemurray Chair in Research Leadership The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR)...

BGR School Funding Guide Can Inform Sales Tax, Other Policy Discussions

May 7, 2020

One of the fiscal consequences of the public health emergency for New Orleans K-12 public education is plunging sales...

City Council will consider formal opposition to Convention Center hotel at Thursday meeting

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

May 5, 2019

The New Orleans City Council will consider a resolution to formally oppose the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s publicly...

Convention Center puts hotel development on hold and donates $1 million for coronavirus relief, but fails to satisfy local coalition

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

April 23, 2020

The governing board of the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center is pressing pause on behind-the-scenes negotiations with...

$1M donated by New Orleans’ convention center — but labor activists call for much more

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 22, 2020

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s oversight board on Wednesday approved a donation of $1 million to support programs...

Major labor union threatens to cancel convention in New Orleans if Convention Center doesn’t address local workers’ demands for relief

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

April 20, 2020

The Communications Workers of America, the largest communications and media labor union in the country, is threatening to pull...

Convention Center entertainment district developer list down to 3

By CityBusiness Staff Reports

Source: New Orleans CityBusiness

April 20, 2020

Three developers have been selected as finalists for a mixed-use entertainment district on 39 acres adjacent to a new...

Convention Center’s ‘entertainment district’ plans delayed as coronavirus hits finances

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 14, 2020

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will delay plans to develop a new, 20-acre “entertainment district” on some of...

Convention Center officials send clear message that they will move ahead with over $1 billion in developments despite community opposition

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

April 14, 2020

Over the past week, officials with the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center have sent a clear message:...