BGR in the News
Ford Foundation president to be featured at virtual Bureau of Governmental Research annual luncheon
January 22, 2021The president of the Ford Foundation will discuss philanthropy and the public sector at an online webinar hosted by...
Darren Walker to Speak at BGR’s 2021 Virtual Annual Luncheon
By Biz New Orleans Staff
Source: Biz New Orleans
January 21, 2021NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research has announced a virtual presentation of its 2021 annual luncheon, which...
Council defers library board appointment after public pushback
By Michael Isaac Stein
Source: The Lens
January 21, 2021A New Orleans City Council committee was set to consider Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s most recent nominee for the New...
N.O. Library Director spread ‘misinformation … and lies,’ board secretary says
By David Hammer
Source: WWL-TVNEW ORLEANS — A member of the New Orleans Public Library Board of Directors blasted the city’s library director...
(Editorial) Our Views: Robert Ricks Jr., heroic weather forecaster, shows what government can do well
By Staff Editorial
January 11, 2021It’s 2021, so let’s put aside the debate about the growing power of federal bureaucrats and salute a civil...
BGR warns about politicizing Office of Inspector General as it weighs Ethics Review Board reforms
By Jessica Williams
December 21, 2020The board that recently ousted New Orleans Inspector General Derry Harper wants to open his old job to a...
BGR opposes shorter wait time for some New Orleans inspector general candidates
By Greg LaRose
December 21, 2020The New Orleans City Council will soon consider easing some of the restrictions for applicants interested in becoming the...
So Much Happened In This Week’s School Board Meetings. Let Us Catch You Up.
By Aubri Juhasz
December 18, 2020It’s been a busy week for the Orleans Parish School Board. During its last two meetings of the year,...
Viewpoint: New School Board members bring promise of systemic change
By Danae Columbus
Source: Uptown Messenger
December 14, 2020The four new members recently elected to the Orleans Parish School Board will shake up the system and chart...