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BGR throws support behind Jefferson Parish Inspector General millage renewal

By Faimon A. Roberts III

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

October 13, 2020

The Jefferson Parish Inspector General’s property tax renewal, which is on the ballot Nov. 3, got the thumbs up...

BGR Releases Report on Nov. 3 Jefferson Inspector General Property Tax Renewal

October 13, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases On the Ballot: Jefferson Parish Inspector General Tax Renewal, November 3,...

Tourism Chief Says Convention Center Projects More Important Than Ever

By Rich Collins

Source: Biz New Orleans

October 9, 2020

Despite the Morial Convention Center’s pandemic-related money challenges, tourism chief Stephen Perry said during a Biz New Orleans podcast...

New Orleans Convention Center’s major $560M hotel project is in doubt; here’s why

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

October 8, 2020

The financial backer of the 1,200-room hotel at the upriver end of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has...

NOPD superintendent discusses future policing efforts in New Orleans

By WDSU Digital Team

Source: WDSU

September 30, 2020

The New Orleans Police Department superintendent spoke on the future of policing in the city Wednesday morning. Superintendent Shaun...

The Future of Policing in New Orleans: A BGR Virtual Breakfast Briefing

September 30, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) hosted its second virtual Breakfast Briefing of 2020 – “A Conversation About...

BGR Recognizes Excellence in Government 2020 Honorees in WYES Broadcast

September 21, 2020

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) featured our Excellence in Government Awards 2020 honorees in a one-hour broadcast on...

BGR President and CEO Amy Glovinsky Discusses Tonight’s Excellence in Government Program

By “United Way and You” on WBOK 1230 AM

Source: WBOK 1230AM

September 18, 2020

Hear BGR President and CEO Amy Glovinsky discuss the BGR Excellence in Government 2020 Awards on United Way and...

Convention Center has spent nearly $50 million from reserves to keep operations going

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

September 17, 2020

The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center has spent $49 million of its large cash reserves to cover...

BGR Presents Virtual Briefing About Future of N.O. Policing

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

September 2, 2020

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research will present a virtual breakfast briefing about the future of New...