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Tax for teacher raises addresses Jefferson Parish’s ‘Achilles heel’

By Drew Broach

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

April 26, 2019

Lyndsey Jackson teaches deaf children ages 3 to 5 how to communicate, to treat one another with respect and...

New Orleans still needs tax overhaul, watchdog group says

By Kevin Litten

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

April 25, 2019

Four years after calling for a comprehensive review of New Orleans’ tangle of tax dedications, the watchdog Bureau of...

It’s time to change how New Orleans’ tax dollars are spent, distributed, nonpartisan group says

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

April 25, 2019

The Bureau of Governmental Research is once again calling for changes in the way taxes are distributed in New...

BGR: New Orleans expected to generate $1.25 billion in tax revenue in 2019

By Tiffany Baptiste

Source: Fox 8

April 25, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – The Bureau of Governmental Research has released a report with updated estimates of how much...

BGR Updates Estimates of Local Tax Revenue in Orleans Parish

April 25, 2019

Today, BGR releases The $1 Billion Question Revisited: Updating BGR’s 2015 Analysis of Orleans Parish Tax Revenues. With New Orleans...

How LaToya Cantrell used a power play against hospitality industry in tourism-dollars fight

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Advocate

April 22, 2019

In a hardball move against the hospitality industry, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell took her fight for tourism tax...

Vote ‘yes’ to shift tax money to recreation and City Park

By The Times-Picayune Editorial Board

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

April 21, 2019

The Times-Picayune Editorial Board makes the following recommendation for the May 4 ballot. ORLEANS PARISH PARKS AND RECREATION TAX...

New Orleans voters to decide on plan to spread Audubon’s wealth to other parks, recreation agencies

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

April 19, 2019

Five years ago, with his request for a tax hike decisively rejected by voters, Ron Forman stood in an...

Our Views: Here’s why tax swap to help New Orleans parks is worth approving

By Advocate Editorial

Source: The Advocate

April 18, 2019

While it involves no new taxes, a proposition on the May 4 ballot will renew some existing property millages...

Our Views: Voters should back new Jefferson Parish teacher pay plan — a vital step forward

By Advocate Editorial

Source: The Advocate

April 18, 2019

Maybe it’s poor timing, but the leadership of Jefferson Parish has an important tax proposal for teacher pay on...