BGR Research Honored by National Peers

August 14, 2023

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) won two awards from the Governmental Research Association (GRA) at its national conference...

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...

What is the American Rescue Plan Act money for New Orleans East being used for?

By Devin Bartolotta

Source: WWL-TV

January 23, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans East is getting some much-needed funding for some big projects. Councilman Oliver Thomas announced...

ZURIK: Ousted contractor says Cantrell administration orchestrated trash crisis

By Lee Zurik and Dannah Sauer

Source: FOX 8

January 17, 2023

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – As residents complained about garbage left to rot on the streets for weeks, the company...

Cantrell administration should boost transparency on $388 million in federal funds, BGR says

By Matt Sledge

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 18, 2022

When the New Orleans City Council passed a massive, $262 million amendment to the 2023 budget in the waning...

BGR Analyzes City’s Use of Federal Pandemic Relief Funds

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

December 15, 2022

NEW ORLEANS — From the Bureau of Governmental Research: On Dec. 13, BGR released a new report that shows...

City hasn’t spent bulk of $388 million in federal COVID relief, BGR report finds

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

December 15, 2022

A new report from the local think tank the Bureau of Governmental Research analyzed how New Orleans has managed...

Dec. 14 Webinar Focuses on City of New Orleans’ Uses of Pandemic Relief Funds

December 14, 2022

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) highlighted a new report on the City of New Orleans’ uses of its...