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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...

Federal inspector general to audit S&WB use of Katrina recovery funds

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

December 18. 2017

The Sewerage & Water Board will open the new year facing both a federal audit of its post-Hurricane Katrina...

Jeff School Board to consider calling another tax election

By Littice Bacon-Blood

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

December 15, 2017

The Jefferson Parish School Board most likely will ask voters for a tax increase next spring to fund teacher pay raises...

BGR elects new board members, re-elects board leadership

By The Advocate

Source: The Advocate

December 7, 2017

The New Orleans Bureau of Governmental Research elected three new board members Thursday. The new faces are Susan Brennan,...

New Orleans Council passes pension changes affecting only new hires

By Kevin Litten

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

December 5, 2017

Current New Orleans City Hall employees will avoid changes to their retirement plans under a deal City Councilwoman Stacy...

Meeting the Press

By The Advocate

Source: The Advocate

November 23, 2017

MEETING THE PRESS: Betsy Fischer Martin and Jonathan Martin will be the featured speakers when the Bureau of Governmental...