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Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng Discusses Pandemic, Future Priorities at Breakfast Briefing

December 15, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) hosted a virtual Breakfast Briefing featuring Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng....

BGR Supports Proposed Policy Changes to Improve NOLA Public Schools’ Finances

December 14, 2020

Today, BGR releases this BGR NOW supporting three policy changes up for consideration by the Orleans Parish School Board...

Viewpoint: New School Board members bring promise of systemic change

By Danae Columbus

Source: Uptown Messenger

December 14, 2020

The four new members recently elected to the Orleans Parish School Board will shake up the system and chart...

Gambit Commentary: A note to our readers

By Gambit

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 9, 2020

We find ourselves in the uncomfortable, but necessarily so, position of having to start this week’s Commentary with an...

Stephanie Grace: Voters sent LaToya Cantrell a clear message on library tax. She should listen.

By Stephanie Grace

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

December 9, 2020

The voters in Orleans Parish spoke quite clearly Saturday when they rejected three millage proposals that Mayor LaToya Cantrell...

BGR Discusses Orleans Parish Public School Funding on “Talking NOLA Schools”

By Patrick Dobard

Source: WBOK 1230 AM

December 7, 2020

Susie Dudis, BGR Research Analyst  and author of our Learning Curve report, today joined New Schools for New Orleans...

New Orleans voters reject Cantrell’s tax proposals

By WDSU Digital Team

Source: WDSU

December 5, 2020

In Orleans Parish, multiple property tax measures were on the Dec. 5 ballot. New Orleans overwhelmingly rejected Mayor LaToya...

Orleans millage proposals beaten badly despite Cantrell threatening layoffs

By WWL Staff

Source: WWL-TV

December 5, 2020

New Orleans voters roundly defeated all three of Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s tax proposals just days after she had warned...

Voters shoot down all three Cantrell-backed tax proposals

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

December 5, 2020

New Orleans voters on Saturday rejected a package of ballot propositions put forward by Mayor LaToya Cantrell that would...

New Orleans to vote on three propositions Saturday

By Morgan Lentes

Source: WDSU

December 4, 2020

NEW ORLEANS — City leaders in New Orleans are calling on residents to approve three propositions on Saturday, which...