BGR in the News

Ford Foundation president to be featured at virtual Bureau of Governmental Research annual luncheon

By Staff

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

January 22, 2021

The 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, 2021

NEW 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, 2021

A 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-TV

NEW 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

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

January 11, 2021

It’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

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 21, 2020

The 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

Source: WDSU

December 21, 2020

The New Orleans City Council will soon consider easing some of the restrictions for applicants interested in becoming the...

BGR Supports 3 Proposed School Board Policies

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

December 16, 2020

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research said it supports three policy changes being considered by the Orleans...

So Much Happened In This Week’s School Board Meetings. Let Us Catch You Up.

By Aubri Juhasz

Source: WWNO

December 18, 2020

It’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, 2020

The four new members recently elected to the Orleans Parish School Board will shake up the system and chart...