Taxation (New Orleans)

Hotel tax on the table in meetings with Mayor Cantrell, hospitality industry leaders

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is poised to meet with hotel and tourism industry leaders this week to broach potential tweaks to the existing occupancy tax...

There’s a roadblock for LaToya Cantrell’s latest tax revenue-shifting plan: John Alario

Louisiana state Senate President John Alario on Friday threw cold water on Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s tentative plan to try to...

Audubon’s tax strategy this time around: Share the money with other park and recreation agencies

Four years after New Orleans voters overwhelmingly rejected a 4.2-mill property tax for the Audubon Nature Institute that would...

Mayor Cantrell: Tax money for tourism, sports industries, should help pay for drainage, infrastructure

Mayor LaToya Cantrell outlined tentative plans Thursday to shift some tax revenue away from various local tourism, sports and...

BGR Wins National Awards for Research

(August 14, 2018) – The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) won two awards from the Governmental Research Association (GRA) at its...

NOPD faces ‘structural deficit’ from pay raises, overtime: Cantrell

To provide New Orleans police officers with a pay raise starting in 2018, former Mayor Mitch Landrieu tapped into an initial...

10 Louisiana parishes with the highest property tax rates – 3 are in metro New Orleans

Update: A clarification was added to this story to indicate that municipal taxes were not factored in the Louisiana Tax...

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

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

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

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

New Orleans’ SELA drainage work should end this year, except on Florida Ave.

On some days, you need nerves of steel to drive down Louisiana Avenue during rush hour. It’s one of...