COVID-19

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...

Celebrating Another Sunshine Week During the Pandemic

By Barbie E. Keiser

Source: Information Today

March 22, 2022

Sunshine Week (@SunshineWeek and #SunshineWeek) highlights our need to rebuild trust in public institutions. To accomplish this, we must...

Let’s continue to move toward virtual public meeting and courtroom access

By Greg LaRose

Source: Louisiana Illuminator

March 11, 2022

One of the silver linings of the pandemic has been its effect on public meetings and our legal system....

Our Views: Even in in-person era, public meetings should be more accessible remotely

By Staff Editorial

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

March 11, 2022

During the pandemic, government, like everyone else, embraced the use of video conferencing platforms. Most public bodies are returning...

As Public Meetings Resume in Person, Government Entities Should Continue Online Access

March 9, 2022

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) released a report today calling on more government entities in Louisiana to livestream and...

Leading Louisiana into 2022: A BGR Virtual Breakfast Briefing with Gov. John Bel Edwards

December 17, 2021

Today, Governor John Bel Edwards joined the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) for a Virtual Breakfast Briefing to discuss...

Congressman Troy Carter Discusses Legislative Priorities at BGR Breakfast Briefing

August 18, 2021

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research hosted a virtual Breakfast Briefing with newly elected Louisiana Congressman Troy Carter. He...

BGR Participates in Webinar on Federal Pandemic Relief Funds for New Orleans

August 4, 2021

The City of New Orleans has received its first portion of federal pandemic relief funds through the American Rescue...

National Association Honors Bureau of Governmental Research

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

August 3, 2021

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Governmental Research Association honored the Bureau of Governmental Research with two research awards...

GRA Honors BGR Policy Reports and Career Achievements of Retired CEO Janet Howard

August 3, 2021

The Governmental Research Association (GRA) honored the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) with two research awards at its virtual...