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The city should get a bigger chunk of hotel tax revenue, report says

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

January 30, 2019

A new report from the Bureau of Governmental Research released on Wednesday found a lack of accountability and transparency when it...

New Orleans should regain ‘lost’ hotel tax money to fix drainage and roads, watchdog group says

By Beau Evans

Source: | The Times-Picayune

January 30, 2019

A one-percent tax on New Orleans hotel sales should return to city coffers, as it was decades ago before that local...

BGR Analyzes Orleans Parish Hotel Taxes

January 30, 2019

Today, BGR releases The Lost Penny: An Analysis of the Orleans Parish Hotel Tax Structure. The report explains the origin...

S&WB task force highlights agency’s financial crisis, calls for drainage fees

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

January 28, 2019

The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board is in desperate need of money for critical infrastructure projects and should...

Money should not be taken from tourism for infrastructure needs: Billy Nungesser

By Julia O'Donoghue

Source: | The Times-Picayune

January 16, 2019

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser doesn’t think New Orleans hotel tax revenue should be redirected from state marketing, tourism and sports-related organizations...

Cantrell’s quest for more infrastructure dollars centers on $160 million in tourism taxes

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Advocate

January 12, 2019

In her push to find money to improve New Orleans’ decrepit infrastructure, Mayor LaToya Cantrell is targeting a share...

‘Everything is on the table’ — including rate hikes — as S&WB looks to improve operations

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

January 10, 2019

Since his first few weeks on the job as executive director of the Sewerage & Water Board, Ghassan Korban...

Nell Nolan: BGR luncheon, The Studs Club, Churchill Society, N.O. Jazz Museum

By Nell Nolan

Source: The Advocate

January 5, 2019

Salutes of the Season Pleasurable Business Just around midday on a recent Friday, board Chairman Hardy B. Fowler garnered attention as...

Potholes, water woes: New Orleans seeks more of tourist tax

By Kevin McGill

Source: The Associated Presss

December 26, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A night’s stay at a New Orleans hotel can take as much as a 15...

Should New Orleans have a drainage fee? City Council member is wary

By Beau Evans

Source: | The Times-Picayune

December 20, 2018

New Orleans Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer warned this week that she would not support any new fee levied on residents...