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BGR Issues Report on New Orleans Parks and Recreation Tax Proposal

April 9, 2019

Today, BGR releases On the Ballot: New Orleans Parks and Recreation Tax Proposal, May 4, 2019. The report analyzes a...

BGR Report Reviews Jefferson Parish School Tax Proposal

April 9, 2019

Today, BGR releases On the Ballot: Jefferson Parish School Tax Proposal, May 4, 2019. The report analyzes a May 4...

Is New Orleans getting its “fair share” of revenue from the tourism industry?

By Tommy Tucker

Source: WWL Radio

April 8, 2019

Hear WWL Radio’s Tommy Tucker talk with Amy Glovinsky, President/CEO BGR (Bureau of Governmental Research), about the City’s efforts...

What’s fair use of New Orleans tourism dollars? Debate spills into public at expert forum

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Advocate

April 3, 2019

The contentious debate over how to use New Orleans tourism tax dollars that has rumbled along largely behind closed...

On New Orleans tourism, see expert quotes on ‘world class’ city, key goals, more at forum

By The Advocate

Source: The Advocate

April 3, 2019

An expert panel on tourism brought together a host of important industries and ideas Tuesday morning in downtown New...

Teens, ages 14 and 16, killed in fiery crash into Broadmoor salon ID’d by coroner

By Emily Lane

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

April 3, 2019

A 14-year-old and 16-year old were killed March 20 when the car they were in crashed into a Broadmoor...

New Orleans Council on Aging hopeful despite vote failure

By Amanda Roberts

Source: Fox 8

April 1, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – A last-ditch effort at the polls for a property tax to benefit elderly services fell...

New Orleans voters overwhelmingly reject new tax for Council on Aging’s senior services

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

March 30, 2019

New Orleans voters overwhelmingly rejected a new tax to pay for services for senior citizens Saturday in an election...

Elderly services tax fails in New Orleans, with Mayor Cantrell leading opposition

By Greg LaRose

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

March 30, 2019

New Orleans voters rejected a new property tax Saturday (March 30) to support elderly services, money the Council on...

Sewerage & Water Board seats 3 new directors

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

March 29, 2019

Three new directors have joined the 11-member panel tasked with overseeing the Sewerage & Water Board. The additions follow a recent...