Announcements

BGR Breakfast Briefing: As St. Tammany Grows, Should the Parish Council Shrink?

June 20, 2023

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) held a panel discussion in Covington that explored whether St. Tammany Parish...

May 24 Webinar Explores Choices in Cities’ Basic Governing Structures

May 24, 2023

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research presented a webinar, entitled “Designing City Governments for Success.” This event featured two...

BGR Examines S&WB Governance Problems and Potential Reform Options

May 17, 2023

Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases a new report that connects the flawed governance structure of the...

BGR: Jail’s problems need officials working together for fix

By Rebecca Mowbray

Source: The Times-Picayune | NOLA.com

May 9, 2023

On April 29, New Orleans voters made a clear statement against paying more in taxes for the city jail. But a...

BGR Recommends Improvements to Jefferson Parish Council’s Fiscal Planning and Accountability

May 5, 2023

In an April 28 letter to the Jefferson Parish Council, BGR recommends ways in which the council can improve planning and...

BGR Seeks Proposals for Communications Planning

May 1, 2023

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) issued a request for proposals seeking a partner to develop the organization’s...

BGR Analyzes Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Tax on the April 29 Ballot

April 19, 2023

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases a new report, On the Ballot: Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Tax,...

BGR Names Emily Remington its First Director of Development

March 24, 2023

Today the Bureau of Governmental Research announces that it has hired Emily Remington to the position of Director of...

Supt. Avis Williams Presents Outlook for NOLA Public Schools at BGR Briefing

March 22, 2023

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research hosted a Breakfast Briefing with Dr. Avis Williams, Superintendent of NOLA Public Schools....

Gain Public Policy Experience and Help Improve Local Government through BGR Internships

March 8, 2023

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) invites graduate or undergraduate students interested in public policy to consider our internship...