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People this Week: New hires, promotions, awards

By CityBusiness Staff

Source: New Orleans CityBusiness

January 12, 2022

General Business The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) has announced Rebecca Mowbray as its new president and CEO, effective Jan. 18.

Becky Mowbray appointed new chief of BGR

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

January 6, 2022

Former journalist and government watchdog Becky Mowbray will take the reins at the Bureau of Governmental Research later this...

Rebecca Mowbray to Lead Bureau of Governmental Research

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

January 6, 2022

The Bureau of Governmental Research has announced that Rebecca Mowbray will be its new president and CEO effective Jan....

Bureau of Governmental Research Names Rebecca Mowbray as President and CEO

January 6, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) announces Rebecca Mowbray as its new President and CEO effective January 18....

Unclear future for city-led affordable housing as tax is set to expire

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

December 27, 2021

A local property tax dedicated to affordable housing and blight reduction is set to expire at the end of...

Leading Louisiana into 2022: A BGR Virtual Breakfast Briefing with Gov. John Bel Edwards

December 17, 2021

Today, Governor John Bel Edwards joined the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) for a Virtual Breakfast Briefing to discuss...

BGR’s Dec. 17 Virtual ‘Breakfast Briefing’ to Feature Gov. Edwards

By Rich Collins

Source: Biz New Orleans

December 16, 2021

The Bureau of Governmental Research presents a free virtual “breakfast briefing” featuring Gov. John Bel Edwards at 8 a.m....

Stephanie Grace: Criminal justice issues drive election, but results show a bigger malaise in Orleans

By Stephanie Grace

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 15, 2021

When Marlin Gusman was elected to the New Orleans City Council more than two decades ago, Oliver Thomas was...

Voters approve renewal of library tax, but reject housing tax renewal

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

December 11, 2021

New Orleans voters approved a ballot measure to fund the Public Library system on Saturday, but a second tax...

Despite recent hardships, New Orleans voters decide to scrap tax for housing programs

By Ben Myers

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 11, 2021

New Orleans voters on Saturday narrowly rejected the renewal of a 0.91-mill property tax housing programs that had been...