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Superdome, arenas get record-setting boost from hotel taxes: audit

By Kevin Litten

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

December 17, 2018

The Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District, the state entity with oversight of Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Center, raked...

New Orleans’ hospitality jobs far fewer than industry claims, report says; so, what gives?

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

December 11, 2018

Amid new pressure from unions and an ongoing debate over whether the city’s hospitality and tourism industry is doing...

New Orleans voters back slight change on Sewerage & Water Board roster

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

December 8, 2018

New Orleans voters have chosen to slightly reel back a change they made five years ago to the makeup...

What to know about the Sewerage & Water Board ballot initiative for Saturday’s election

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

December 7, 2018

To change who oversees the Sewerage & Water Board or not to change it? That question is on the ballot for...

N.O. voters to decide a charter amendment related to the S&WB

By Sabrina Wilson

Source: FOX 8

December 7, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Drainage issues, boil water advisories and complaints about inflated water bills have thrust the New...

BGR Holds 2018 Annual Luncheon

December 7, 2018

The Bureau of Governmental Research today held its 2018 Annual Luncheon featuring speaker Michael E. Leiter, the former director of...

Top counterterrorism expert visits N.O. for BGR annual meeting

By Karen Swensen

Source: WWL-TV

December 7, 2018

Former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Michael Leiter, visited New Orleans Friday to speak at the Bureau of...

Latest New Orleans hotel tax idea could generate $6.7M for city projects; LaToya Cantrell calls plan ‘inadequate’

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

December 6, 2018

Facing political pressure to share some of their hotel tax revenue with city agencies, New Orleans tourism leaders on...

New Orleans hospitality leaders pitch hotel sales tax increase dedicated to local infrastructure

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

December 6, 2018

New Orleans hospitality industry and business representatives are pitching a plan to raise $81 million in one-time money to...

Should New Orleans City Council be represented on S&WB? Voters will decide on election day

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

December 6, 2018

New Orleans voters will decide Saturday whether to approve a City Charter change that would return City Council representation...