BGR in the News

Richard Haass at BGR luncheon laments loss of citizenship, says it threatens democracy

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Times-Picayune |

November 17, 2023

Richard Haass has spent decades advising presidents on diplomacy and war as a member of the foreign policy establishment,...

Is There Concern Over The Cost Of A New Facility For A Jail?

By Tommy Tucker

Source: WWL Radio

July 13, 2023

Rebecca Mowbray and Paul Rioux join Tommy Tucker to talk about the cost and design of a new jail...

“Medieval at best” – multiple groups criticize proposed wing for NOLA prison

By Michael Perlstein

Source: WWL-TV

July 12, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — Following a series of stories by WWL-TV over the controversial design proposed for a new mental...

Design, cost concerns plague proposed Orleans Parish Jail facility

By Zach Labbé

Source: WGNO

July 12, 2023

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The Bureau of Governmental Research released a report supporting a review of the design and...

Good-government group backs review of costs, design of controversial Orleans jail wing

By Joseph Cranney

Source: The Times-Picayune |

July 12, 2023

A federal judge should order a fresh review of the proposed design and costs of the controversial expansion to...

BGR Supports Review of Jail Facility Design and Cost

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

July 11, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — From the Bureau of Governmental Research: On July 11, BGR published a report discussing concerns that...

Push to shrink St. Tammany Parish Council debated. Is smaller better?

By Bob Warren

Source: The Times-Picayune |

June 20, 2023

The St. Tammany Parish Council has 14 members, the most of any council in the New Orleans area and...

New Orleans affordable housing development fund aims to close widening financing gaps

By Ben Myers

Source: The Times-Picayune |

May 26, 2023

The New Orleans City Council on Thursday approved $32 million for a new affordable housing fund, nearly doubling the...

How Is New Orleans Spending From The General Fund Reserve?

By Tommy Tucker

Source: WWL Radio

May 25, 2023

Becky Mowbray and Stephen Stuart join Tommy to talk about how the city is spending the money from the...

As city allocates last federal pandemic funds, community groups say their priorities were ignored

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: Verite

May 25, 2023

The New Orleans City Council on Thursday (May 25) approved a city spending plan for more than $120 million...