Taxation (New Orleans)

It’s time to change how New Orleans’ tax dollars are spent, distributed, nonpartisan group says

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

April 25, 2019

The Bureau of Governmental Research is once again calling for changes in the way taxes are distributed in New...

BGR: New Orleans expected to generate $1.25 billion in tax revenue in 2019

By Tiffany Baptiste

Source: Fox 8

April 25, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – The Bureau of Governmental Research has released a report with updated estimates of how much...

BGR Updates Estimates of Local Tax Revenue in Orleans Parish

April 25, 2019

Today, BGR releases The $1 Billion Question Revisited: Updating BGR’s 2015 Analysis of Orleans Parish Tax Revenues. With New Orleans...

How LaToya Cantrell used a power play against hospitality industry in tourism-dollars fight

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Advocate

April 22, 2019

In a hardball move against the hospitality industry, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell took her fight for tourism tax...

Vote ‘yes’ to shift tax money to recreation and City Park

By The Times-Picayune Editorial Board

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

April 21, 2019

The Times-Picayune Editorial Board makes the following recommendation for the May 4 ballot. ORLEANS PARISH PARKS AND RECREATION TAX...

New Orleans voters to decide on plan to spread Audubon’s wealth to other parks, recreation agencies

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

April 19, 2019

Five years ago, with his request for a tax hike decisively rejected by voters, Ron Forman stood in an...

Our Views: Here’s why tax swap to help New Orleans parks is worth approving

By Advocate Editorial

Source: The Advocate

April 18, 2019

While it involves no new taxes, a proposition on the May 4 ballot will renew some existing property millages...

Commentary: Here are our recommendations on Parks & Rec, JP millage propositions

By Gambit Commentary

Source: Gambit

April 17, 2019

VOTERS IN NEW ORLEANS AND JEFFERSON PARISH WILL GO TO THE POLLS ON MAY 4 — during Jazz Fest —...

It takes a millage: New Orleans voters will decide on a redistribution of parks and rec funds

By Clancy DuBos

Source: Gambit

April 16, 2019

The sole item on the May 4 ballot in New Orleans is a citywide referendum often referred to as...

BGR Report Recommends “YES” Vote on Park Millage

By Jenn Bentley

Source: Big Easy Magazine

April 10, 2019

On April 9, 2019, the independent Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) released a report on the May 4 tax...