News and Events

Inform Your Vote on the State Constitutional Amendments with BGR’s October 26 Virtual Breakfast Briefing

October 26, 2021

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) hosted a virtual Breakfast Briefing featuring a panel discussion on Louisiana Constitutional...

New BGR Report Analyzes November 13 Sales Tax Proposition in St. Tammany

October 21, 2021

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research releases a new report, On the Ballot: St. Tammany Parish Sales Tax, November...

A Message about Our Year-End Leadership Transition and the Search for BGR’s Next President & CEO

October 6, 2021

Dear BGR Members and Supporters, Last week, I informed the BGR Board of Directors that I intend to step...

BGR Raises Policy Concerns About Excluding Hotel Rooms from New French Quarter Sales Tax

September 14, 2021

In August, the New Orleans City Council excluded hotel room rentals from a new sales tax for enhanced public...

Congressman Troy Carter Discusses Legislative Priorities at BGR Breakfast Briefing

August 18, 2021

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research hosted a virtual Breakfast Briefing with newly elected Louisiana Congressman Troy Carter. He...

BGR Participates in Webinar on Federal Pandemic Relief Funds for New Orleans

August 4, 2021

The City of New Orleans has received its first portion of federal pandemic relief funds through the American Rescue...

National Association Honors Bureau of Governmental Research

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

August 3, 2021

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Governmental Research Association honored the Bureau of Governmental Research with two research awards...

GRA Honors BGR Policy Reports and Career Achievements of Retired CEO Janet Howard

August 3, 2021

The Governmental Research Association (GRA) honored the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) with two research awards at its virtual...

Council puts library and housing property tax renewals on the November ballot

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

July 15, 2021

Orleans Parish voters will decide in November whether to renew two property taxes that expire at the end of...

French Quarter security tax delayed over demand for hotel exemption

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

July 12, 2021

A quarter-cent sales tax in the French Quarter, approved by residents of the historic neighborhood earlier this year through...