Announcements

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...

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...

BGR Urges City of New Orleans to Reinstate Pension Reforms and Improve Weakening Pension System

June 30, 2021

Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases a new report, A Retreat on Pension Reform: City of New...

BGR Seeks Strong Planning and Accountability for Federal Relief Funds to Address Pandemic’s Impacts

June 22, 2021

The Bureau of Governmental Research today releases Handle with Care: Public Planning and Accountability Must Guide Spending of Federal...

BGR Issues Report on April 24 French Quarter Sales Tax Vote

April 21, 2021

Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases On the Ballot: French Quarter Sales Tax, April 24, 2021. The report...

St. Tammany Leaders Discuss Important Issues Affecting the Parish at BGR Breakfast Briefing

March 24, 2021

Yesterday, the Bureau of Governmental Research kicked off its 2021 Breakfast Briefing Series with “The Vision for St. Tammany...

BGR Issues Report on Jefferson Water and Sewer Tax Proposals

March 2, 2021

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases On the Ballot: Jefferson Parish Water and Sewer Taxes, March 20,...

BGR Welcomes Five New Directors, Announces Officers for 2021

February 23, 2021

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) today announced the appointment of five new members to its board of directors...