BGR in the News

BGR Seeking Nominations for Its Excellence in Government Awards

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

May 17, 2022

The Bureau of Governmental Research is accepting nominations for its 2022 Excellence in Government Awards. Since 1994, BGR has...

People want more accessible, transparent council meetings

By Selena Vazquez

Source: The Press of Atlantic City

People were upset two years ago when the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to stay inside and mostly interact with...

‘They fear no consequences.’ NOPD chief, JPSO sheriff talk about crime spike, recruitment efforts

By Michelle Hunter

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

May 12, 2022

Recruiting and keeping police officers remains a huge challenge for area law enforcement agencies, and will continue to be...

Rough Patch: How long can you keep kicking the can down the road when the road’s falling apart?

By Kaylee Poche

Source: Gambit

May 9, 2022

Over on Webster Street, Ellis Arjmand can’t drive to his house without going the wrong way down the one-way...

New Orleans voters back early childhood education millage in single-issue vote

By Matt Sledge

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 30, 2022

Voters in New Orleans on Saturday approved a property tax measure aimed at creating 1,000 or more early childhood...

Jefferson Parish voters approve new property tax increase for Sheriff’s Office pay raises

By Michelle Hunter

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 30, 2022

Jefferson Parish residents voted Saturday to approve a 7-mill property tax increase that will generate an additional $28 million...

St. Tammany voters reject new sales tax for criminal prosecutions

By Sara Pagones

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 30, 2022

North shore District Attorney Warren Montgomery failed to get a new revenue stream to support his office Saturday, as...

On the New Orleans ballot: What to know about the early childhood education millage

By Carly Berlin

Source: WWNO

April 28, 2022

New Orleans voters will see just one item on Saturday’s ballot: a millage proposal to fund early childhood education....

Researchers back JPSO tax proposition

By Newell Normand

Source: WWL Radio

April 26, 2022

Rebecca Mowbray and Paul Rioux of the Bureau of Government Research joined Newell to discuss why the JPSO tax...

JPSO proposes tax increase to help with staffing issues

By Britney Dixon

Source: WGNO

April 23, 2022

On the ballot for the April 30 election is a tax proposal from Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. “We were...