News and Events

Inform Your Vote in Tomorrow’s Election with BGR’s Reports

October 11, 2019

Citizens in Orleans and Jefferson parishes who plan to vote in tomorrow’s election can inform their decisions with three...

BGR Seeks Applicants for New Communications Position

October 7, 2019

BGR is seeking qualified applicants for a new Communications Specialist position to help us expand the reach of our...

BGR Analyzes Past New Orleans Budgets to Guide Funding Priorities

October 3, 2019

Today, BGR releases A Look Back to Plan Ahead: Analyzing Past New Orleans Budgets to Guide Funding Priorities. The report...

(Opinion) Newell: Affordable housing amendment is a “recipe for disaster”

By Newell Normand

Source: WWL Radio

September 30, 2019

It’s number four on your ballot – the New Orleans Affordable Housing Property Tax Exemption Amendment is a result...

Bureau of Governmental Research slams Cantrell’s affordable housing plan

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

September 27, 2019

The Bureau of Governmental Research has come out against Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s push to expand affordable housing in New...

BGR Issues Ballot Report on Constitutional Amendment No. 4

September 27, 2019

Today, BGR releases On the Ballot: Housing Tax Exemptions in New Orleans, October 12, 2019. The report analyzes Constitutional Amendment...

Former judge and retired postal worker vie for Jefferson Parish Council District 1 seat

By Chad Calder

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

September 24, 2019

The race to replace Ricky Templet in the Jefferson Parish Council’s District 1 seat is between two candidates who...

New Orleans City Council wants nonprofits to pay more in taxes, but obstacles are many

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

September 24, 2019

The New Orleans City Council is looking for ways to get nonprofits to contribute more to the city’s bottom...

BGR to Present A Conversation with Michael Lewis at its 2019 Annual Luncheon

September 18, 2019

Don’t miss this year’s Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) Annual Luncheon featuring bestselling author Michael Lewis. The luncheon will...

Supt. Trey Folse Discusses St. Tammany Schools at BGR Breakfast Briefing

September 17, 2019

Today, Trey Folse, superintendent of the St. Tammany Parish Public School System, presented at a BGR Breakfast Briefing entitled...