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BGR Helps Citizens Stay Informed about the 2020 Budget Process

November 12, 2019

As the New Orleans City Council reviews the proposed 2020 budget for the City of New Orleans, BGR presents...

BGR Features Author Michael Lewis at 2019 Annual Luncheon

November 7, 2019

The Bureau of Governmental Research today held its 2019 Annual Luncheon featuring A Conversation with Michael Lewis. Bestselling author...

BGR Release Highlights Framework for Assessing New Orleans’ Proposed 2020 Budget

October 31, 2019

Today, BGR releases BGR Now: A Framework for Assessing New Orleans’ Proposed 2020 Budget, which outlines key findings of...

Infrastructure, bond issues dominate discussion on second day of New Orleans City Council budget hearings

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

October 29, 2019

Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s top public works aides offered a roadmap Tuesday for the hundreds of millions of dollars they...

BGR weighs in on 3 Orleans Parish tax proposals

By Rob Masson

Source: Fox 8

October 29, 2019

In 2-1/2 weeks New Orleans voters will be asked to consider three new tax measures that city officials say,...

BGR backs New Orleans ballot initiatives aimed at raising funds for infrastructure

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

October 29, 2019

The Bureau of Governmental Research is backing three ballot initiatives aimed at increasing city funding for infrastructure that Mayor...

BGR Examines New Orleans’ Bond and Tax Propositions on the November 16 Ballot

October 29, 2019

Today BGR releases On the Ballot: New Orleans Bond and Tax Propositions, November 16, 2019. The report analyzes three...

(Opinion) City Seeks to Raise Your Taxes

By Jeff Thomas

Source: Think504

October 27, 2019

One of the reasons you love Think504 is that we keep you informed about important political and civic decisions...

City Council Members Talk Public Policy at BGR Social for Young Professionals

October 23, 2019

This evening we hosted a BGR Social, inviting young professionals and others to The Shop at The CAC to...

At meeting this week, more details emerge on new convention center hotel deal

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

October 23, 2019

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center reached a deal last week with a consortium of private developers...