Announcements

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...

BGR: Pause Convention Hotel Deal to Assess Pandemic’s Impact and Reduce Public Costs

April 9, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research releases a report calling on the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center...

New Resource for Understanding Public Education Funding in New Orleans

March 18, 2020

Like the rest of the community, our attention is focused on the threats posed by COVID-19. At the same...

The Excellence Factor: Pushing for Better Government and Honoring Those Who Achieve It

February 13, 2020

By Amy L. Glovinsky President & CEO Samuel Zemurray Chair in Research Leadership At the Bureau of Governmental Research...

BGR Welcomes Four New Directors, Announces Officers for 2020

February 10, 2020

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

BGR Seeks Nominations for 2020 Excellence in Government Awards

January 14, 2020

One of BGR’s most important and exciting programs – the biennial Excellence in Government Awards – returns this year,...

BGR Evaluates Assessor’s Progress on Property Assessment Reform in New Orleans

November 19, 2019

Today, BGR releases Assessing the Assessor: Progress on Property Assessment Reform in New Orleans. The report evaluates whether and...

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 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...

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...