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BGR Releases November 6, 2018 Ballot Reports

October 24, 2018 – Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases reports to inform voters on proposed Constitutional Amendment No....

BGR Announces 2018 Annual Luncheon Speaker

October 17, 2018 –The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) announced its 2018 annual luncheon speaker, Michael E. Leiter, the...

Jeff Sadow: Mayor Cantrell’s idea to fund New Orleans S&WB should be no brainer for Legislature

By Jeff Sadow

Source: The Advocate

October 13, 2018

Let New Orleans drown in water and red ink or stop giving special interests money to finance their real-life...

Our Views: Mayor Cantrell needs to grab at more than tourism dollars to solve New Orleans’ drainage woes

By The Advocate Editorial Board

Source: The Advocate

October 12, 2018

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell built her political career by being a disruptor, and she won election with 60...

Hotel tax on the table in meetings with Mayor Cantrell, hospitality industry leaders

By Beau Evans

Source: | The Times-Picayune

October 10, 2018

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is poised to meet with hotel and tourism industry leaders this week to broach potential tweaks to the existing occupancy tax...

There’s a roadblock for LaToya Cantrell’s latest tax revenue-shifting plan: John Alario

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

October 6, 2018

Louisiana state Senate President John Alario on Friday threw cold water on Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s tentative plan to try to...

Audubon’s tax strategy this time around: Share the money with other park and recreation agencies

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

October 5, 2018

Four years after New Orleans voters overwhelmingly rejected a 4.2-mill property tax for the Audubon Nature Institute that would...

Mayor Cantrell: Tax money for tourism, sports industries, should help pay for drainage, infrastructure

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

October 4, 2018

Mayor LaToya Cantrell outlined tentative plans Thursday to shift some tax revenue away from various local tourism, sports and...

Danae Columbus: Mayor Cantrell needs Gov. Edwards’ help to keep more tourism taxes in New Orleans

By Danae Columbus

Source: Uptown Messenger

September 20, 2018

When Mayor LaToya Cantrell addressed the Bureau of Governmental Research on Tuesday, she was quick to talk about her...

Stephanie Grace: From City Hall to STRs, here’s 1st steps LaToya Cantrell has taken on her to-do list

By Stephanie Grace

Source: The Advocate

September 20, 2018

Being mayor of a major city such as New Orleans is a big, big job, and realistically speaking, no...