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BGR Releases From Answers to Action: Post-Election Policy Making

June 4, 2018

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases From Answers to Action: Post-Election Policy Making. The report is the latest...

‘She makes G. Gordon Liddy look like a wimp’

By John Pope

Source: | The Times-Picayune

June 3, 2018

The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting...

Love to Learn, Learn to Lead: A 100-Day Investment for a Stronger Jefferson Parish Public School System

May 31, 2018

Dr. Cade Brumley, the new superintendent of the Jefferson Parish Public School System, addressed a BGR Breakfast Briefing on...

After Round 1 stalled, New Orleans convention center officials restart talks for Omni Hotel

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

May 27, 2018

Second time’s the charm. That’s what members of the New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority hope as they return to...

Our levees and pumps aren’t enough to keep New Orleans dry | Editorial

By The Times-Picayune Editorial Board

Source: | The Times-Picayune

May 27, 2018

The start of hurricane season always raises our collective anxiety level a bit. South Louisianians have to be on...

People this Week: New hires, promotions, awards

By CityBusiness staff reports

Source: CityBusiness

May 23, 2018

Awards Insurance Business America has released its Top Producers 2018 report and Beth Carter-Drury, CIC, Zachary Fanberg and Marcus...

Mayor LaToya Cantrell: New Orleans drainage projects have ‘been on hold far too long’

By Kevin Litten

Source: | The Times-Picayune

May 22, 2018

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell held a news conference on Tuesday (May 22) to level with the public about the city’s...

Committee searching for new S&WB director expected to meet

By Allen Henry

Source: FOX 8

May 21, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) – Fixing the Sewerage and Water Board may be one of the toughest jobs in...

Bill to add City Council representation back to Sewerage & Water Board heads to governor’s desk

By Beau Evans

Source: | The Times-Picayune

May 17, 2018

NOTE: Gov John Bel Edwards signed this bill on May 20. A bill that would return New Orleans City Council representation back to...

Covington police chief honored

By The Advocate

Source: The Advocate

May 17, 2018

Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz has been selected to receive the Bureau of Governmental Research’s Excellence in Government 2018...