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On hotel taxes, Cantrell close to securing part of ‘fair share’

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

April 30, 2019

The closing of a deal to secure millions of dollars in immediate and continuing money for the city’s drainage infrastructure and the Sewerage &...

Recommendations for May 4 election

By The Louisiana Weekly

Source: The Louisiana Weekly

April 30, 2019

Some very critical tax measures go before the voters on Saturday. Teacher pay raises and commitments to public greenspace...

Our Views: Non-transparent Topgolf deal lands New Orleans Convention Center in PR sand trap

By Advocate Editorial

Source: The Advocate

April 30, 2019

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, a major player in the New Orleans tourism industry, is sitting on some...

Russel Honoré: Dear New Orleans, this ‘simple’ plan can make sure the city survives the next storm

By Russel L. Honoré

Source: The Advocate

April 29, 2019

America faces a crisis at home more urgent than any before — other than Pearl Harbor and 9/11. That crisis...

Joe Jaeger, vexed by Topgolf proposal, pulls out of controversial Convention Center hotel project

By Gordon Russell

Source: The Advocate

April 27, 2019

New Orleans developer and hotelier Joe Jaeger announced Saturday that he is withdrawing from the team seeking to build...

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...