News and Events

BGR names Stephen Stuart Vice President and Research Director

June 28, 2017

The Bureau of Governmental Research announced that it has promoted Stephen Stuart to the position of Vice President and...

BGR Again Wins National Awards for Research

July 27, 2017

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) won two awards from the Governmental Research Association (GRA) at its national conference...

First projects in New Orleans’ multibillion-dollar street repair campaign behind schedule

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

June 26, 2017

New Orleans’ ambitious plan to pour billions of dollars into fixing its crumbling streets is already behind schedule before...

Traffic cam money pads the general fund

By Tommy Tucker

Source: WWL Radio

May 30, 2017

A new report from the Bureau of Government Research says New Orleans isn’t using ANY traffic camera money to...

A discussion of street maintenance and how to pay for it with Amy Glovinsky, President of BGR

By Janae Pierre

Source: WWNO

May 26, 2017

This week on All Things New Orleans, we chat with Stand with Dignity’s lead organizer, Toya Lewis, about a...

Report: Money from traffic cam fines isn’t going to city streets

By Paul Murphy

Source: WWL-TV

May 26, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — According to a new report, the City of New Orleans is only spending $3.8 million on...

Port of New Orleans: President’s Perspective and Plans

May 18, 2017

Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans President and CEO, spoke at a BGR Breakfast Briefing sponsored by IBERIABANK....

BGR Releases ‘Paying For Streets: Options For Funding Road Maintenance In New Orleans’

By Biz New Orleans

Source: Biz New Orleans

May 10, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – BGR released “Paying for Streets: Options for Funding Road Maintenance in New Orleans,” yesterday, Tuesday, May...

New Orleans spends a fraction of what it needs to on street maintenance, group says

By Wilborn P. Nobles III

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 9, 2017

The city of New Orleans only spends an average of $3.8 million annually on street maintenance tasks like pothole repairs...

Why did New Orleans property owners just get another tax bill?

By Greg LaRose

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

April 29, 2017

New Orleans property owners are venting their frustration after finding a second property tax bill for 2017 in their...