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BGR slams New Orleans for reinstating more generous pension payouts

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

July 1, 2021

A recent hike in pension benefits for New Orleans municipal employees will cost taxpayers millions and is fiscally irresponsible,...

BGR Criticizes City’s Decision to Increase Pension Benefits

By Rich Collins

Source: Biz New Orleans

June 30, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research, a nonprofit watchdog group, has released a report on the City...

BGR Urges City of New Orleans to Reinstate Pension Reforms and Improve Weakening Pension System

June 30, 2021

Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases a new report, A Retreat on Pension Reform: City of New...

BGR: Governments Should Spend Federal Relief Funds Carefully

By Rich Collins

Source: Biz New Orleans

June 23, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research has released guidance for government entities planning how to spend federal...

BGR Seeks Strong Planning and Accountability for Federal Relief Funds to Address Pandemic’s Impacts

June 22, 2021

The Bureau of Governmental Research today releases Handle with Care: Public Planning and Accountability Must Guide Spending of Federal...

‘I love this city,’ says Poco Sloss, Times-Picayune Loving Cup recipient

By John Pope

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

May 27, 2021

Surrounded by friends who crowded the courtyard of the Louisiana Children’s Museum, Poco Sloss on Thursday was presented The...

Quarter-cent sales tax for French Quarter on ballot again Saturday

By Kaitlin Rust

Source: FOX 8

April 22, 2021

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – In order to fund the “Blue Light Patrols” in the Quarter, the reinstatement of the...

BGR Opposes French Quarter Sales Tax Proposition on April 24 Ballot

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

April 22, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research is weighing in against a proposition for a 0.245% sales tax...

Against the French Quarter Sales Tax: Why the Bureau of Governmental Research is advising voters to vote ‘no.’

By Peyton LoCicero

Source: WGNO

April 22, 2021

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)– For our viewers heading to the polls this weekend, there’s a new report out that you should know...

BGR Issues Report on April 24 French Quarter Sales Tax Vote

April 21, 2021

Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases On the Ballot: French Quarter Sales Tax, April 24, 2021. The report...