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St. Tammany business groups endorse sales tax renewals for jail and courthouse

By Sara Pagones

Source: The Advocate

March 13, 2018

Three prominent business groups are backing a pair of proposed sales tax renewals for the St. Tammany Parish courthouse...

St. Tammany West Chamber backs taxes for jail, courthouse

By Robert Rhoden

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

March 12, 2018

The St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce has announced its support of March 24 ballot proposals to renew sales taxes to...

St. Tammany making third try on sales tax renewals for jail, courthouse

By Sara Pagones

Source: The Advocate

March 6, 2018

For the third time in two years, St. Tammany Parish voters are being asked this month to approve a...

Government watchdog group endorses Tammany jail tax, but not courthouse tax

By Robert Rhoden

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

March 2, 2018

The Bureau of Governmental Research is backing a St. Tammany Parish sales tax renewal for the operation and maintenance of the...

Government watchdog group endorses St. Tammany sales tax for jail but not for courthouse

By Sara Pagones

Source: The Advocate

March 2, 2018

The Bureau of Governmental Research has come out against a one-fifth cent sales tax for the St. Tammany Justice...

On the Ballot: St. Tammany Parish Sales Tax Renewals

March 2, 2018

Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases On the Ballot: St. Tammany Parish Tax Renewals. On March 24, 2018, St....

New Orleans’ SELA drainage work should end this year, except on Florida Ave.

By Susan Buchanan

Source: The Louisiana Weekly

February 19, 2018

On some days, you need nerves of steel to drive down Louisiana Avenue during rush hour. It’s one of...

Deadline looming for Excellence in Government Award nominations

By Renee Allen

Source: The Associated Press

January 13, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The Bureau of Governmental Research is accepting nominations for its 2018 Excellence in Government Awards....

Nell Nolan: BGR Luncheon

By Nell Nolan

Source: The Advocate

January 9, 2018

A Launching Luncheon At noon on a recent Thursday, the 2017 annual luncheon of the Bureau of Governmental Research...

After talks stall, Morial Convention Center narrows focus for proposed upriver hotel project

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

December 24, 2017

After years of stalled negotiations, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center officials have returned to the drawing board as they seek...