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BGR Research Honored by National Peers

August 5, 2019

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

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July 30, 2019

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Introducing The Daily Dispatch

July 17, 2019

At BGR, we take seriously our mission of fostering an informed public policy dialogue in the New Orleans metropolitan region....

Controversial New Orleans convention center hotel bill gets OK; a look at what’s next

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Advocate

June 9, 2019

The controversial 1,200-room hotel proposed for the upriver end of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center passed a major milestone...

New Orleans will get millions of dollars for roads, drainage; here are 3 big winners

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Advocate

June 2, 2019

New Orleans will receive tens of millions of dollars to replace antiquated sewage pipes, fix faulty drainage pumps and...

S&WB unveils new ways to show old pipes

By Danny Monteverde

Source: WWL-TV

May 14, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — The year was 1919. The rotary telephone hit the market, the Grand Canyon became a national...

How old are your water pipes? A new Sewerage & Water Board map will show you

By Beau Evans

Source: | The Times-Picayune

May 14, 2019

The Sewerage & Water Board has released a new interactive map that shows the location and age of underground...

How will New Orleans S&WB spend new tourism funds? Repairs, changes, upgrades, more

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

May 14, 2019

In his first detailed public remarks since city officials wrung millions of dollars for New Orleans infrastructure out of the...

Ghassan Korban Discusses Rebuilding the S&WB for a Stronger Future

May 14, 2019

Today, Ghassan Korban, executive director of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, presented at a BGR Breakfast...

LaToya Cantrell’s first year as New Orleans mayor: See breakdown of her wins and losses

By Jessica Williams and Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

May 11, 2019

For generations, the mayor of New Orleans was supposed to be a native, a smooth political operator and, it...