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(Editorial) Our Views: At annual BGR luncheon, a reminder of what matters

By Staff Editorial

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

November 17, 2019

The Bureau of Governmental Research, New Orleans’ venerable policy watchdog, seeks to celebrate distinguished service in the public sector...

Ahead of major tourism industry merger, council members worry about accountability and public input in the city’s tourism future

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

November 15, 2019

On Friday, The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, a public municipal entity, provided some of the first details into...

Inform Your Vote in the Nov. 16 Election with BGR’s Reports

November 15, 2019

Citizens in New Orleans who plan to vote in Saturday’s election can inform their decisions with BGR’s report, On...

Infrastructure funding on the line in three New Orleans ballot measures

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

November 14, 2019

Since taking office in May 2018, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has searched far and wide for more money...

(Opinion) The 8% Gorilla That Nobody Is Talking About

By Danil Faust

Source: Big Easy Magazine

November 12, 2019

The topic of the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans is a contentious one. In the past two...

BGR Helps Citizens Stay Informed about the 2020 Budget Process

November 12, 2019

As the New Orleans City Council reviews the proposed 2020 budget for the City of New Orleans, BGR presents...

Cantrell doubles down, responds to criticism against bond and tax propositions

By Amanda Roberts

Source: Fox 8

November 11, 2019

November 16th, New Orleans residents will vote on three different propositions, all that would allow the city to use...

BGR Features Author Michael Lewis at 2019 Annual Luncheon

November 7, 2019

The Bureau of Governmental Research today held its 2019 Annual Luncheon featuring A Conversation with Michael Lewis. Bestselling author...

BGR Release Highlights Framework for Assessing New Orleans’ Proposed 2020 Budget

October 31, 2019

Today, BGR releases BGR Now: A Framework for Assessing New Orleans’ Proposed 2020 Budget, which outlines key findings of...

BGR Endorses Ballot Propositions That Could Generate Millions For Infrastructure

By Travis Lux

Source: WWNO

October 30, 2019

In a report released Tuesday, the non-partisan Bureau for Governmental Research (BGR) has endorsed three ballot propositions that would...