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Breakfast Briefing Explains How Jefferson is Preparing for Future Storms

September 15, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) hosted a Breakfast Briefing in Jefferson Parish about “Preparing Jefferson for Future...

BGR Wins National Research Awards, Welcomes New Board Member

August 23, 2022

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) recently received two research awards from the Governmental Research Association (GRA) at its...

BGR Finds that Better Governance at the New Orleans Jail Can Support Reforms

August 4, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases a report to assist local policymakers as they seek to end...

Submit Your Nominations by June 30 for BGR’s 2022 Excellence in Government Awards

June 27, 2022

BGR’s Excellence in Government Awards honor creative, dedicated local and state government employees and individual private citizens for their...

BGR Seeking Nominations for Its Excellence in Government Awards

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

May 17, 2022

The Bureau of Governmental Research is accepting nominations for its 2022 Excellence in Government Awards. Since 1994, BGR has...

Nominate Public Employees and Citizens for BGR’s Excellence in Government Awards

May 16, 2022

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Excellence in Government Awards. Since 1994,...

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...

‘They fear no consequences.’ NOPD chief, JPSO sheriff talk about crime spike, recruitment efforts

By Michelle Hunter

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

May 12, 2022

Recruiting and keeping police officers remains a huge challenge for area law enforcement agencies, and will continue to be...

BGR Convenes Speaker Series on Public Safety

May 12, 2022

As residents throughout the New Orleans area have expressed concern about crime, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) presented...

A View from the Top: Insights on Law Enforcement in Orleans and Jefferson

May 12, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) presented its first in-person Breakfast Briefing in more than two years. The...