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Does the N.O. Assessor Rely on ‘Sales Chasing’ to Set Property Values?

By Rich Collins

Source: Biz New Orleans

August 5, 2020

NEW ORLEANS – Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll Williams is responsible for determining the value of more than 167,000 properties...

BGR Announces 2020 Excellence in Government Honorees

August 5, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research announces the recipients of the BGR Excellence in Government Awards 2020 honoring extraordinary...

Despite city law, New Orleans’ hasn’t had public contract database since 2019 cyber attack

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

July 20, 2020

Despite a local law requiring the city of New Orleans to post all of its contracts on its website,...

Council members begin process to renew French Quarter sales tax for state trooper patrols

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

July 16, 2020

Members of the New Orleans City Council on Thursday initiated the process to renew a quarter percent sales tax...

PolicyWatch Revisits Assessment Issues in New Orleans

July 9, 2020

Today, BGR published a new PolicyWatch newsletter, focusing on property assessment issues in New Orleans. Last year’s incomplete property reassessment...

How BGR’s Government Monitoring Work Supports Our Mission

June 22, 2020

By Stephen Stuart Vice President and Research Director It’s not nearly as visible to citizens as our research reports...

Big Questions: Future Uncertain for Convention Center

By Jennifer Schecter

Source: Biz New Orleans

June 10, 2020

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is facing unprecedented challenges. In April, a watchdog report critical of...

BGR Hosts Virtual Breakfast Briefing with John White, Former State Superintendent of Education

June 10, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) hosted its first virtual Breakfast Briefing featuring John White, former Louisiana Superintendent...

PolicyWatch: New Orleans Budget and Tax Updates

May 21, 2020

Today, BGR released the inaugural edition of PolicyWatch, a periodic newsletter that draws on BGR’s body of independent, nonpartisan...

Think with Us about New BGR Research Topics

May 15, 2020

By Amy L. Glovinsky President & CEO Samuel Zemurray Chair in Research Leadership The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR)...