Taxation (New Orleans)

Should New Orleans have a drainage fee? City Council member is wary

By Beau Evans

Source: | The Times-Picayune

December 20, 2018

New Orleans Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer warned this week that she would not support any new fee levied on residents...

Superdome, arenas get record-setting boost from hotel taxes: audit

By Kevin Litten

Source: | The Times-Picayune

December 17, 2018

The Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District, the state entity with oversight of Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Center, raked...

Latest New Orleans hotel tax idea could generate $6.7M for city projects; LaToya Cantrell calls plan ‘inadequate’

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

December 6, 2018

Facing political pressure to share some of their hotel tax revenue with city agencies, New Orleans tourism leaders on...

New Orleans hospitality leaders pitch hotel sales tax increase dedicated to local infrastructure

By Beau Evans

Source: | The Times-Picayune

December 6, 2018

New Orleans hospitality industry and business representatives are pitching a plan to raise $81 million in one-time money to...

Edwards refuses to shift hotel tax dollars to S&WB

By Danny Monteverde

Source: WWL-TV

November 20, 2018

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday said definitively that he will not support a plan by Mayor LaToya Cantrell...

Gov. Edwards opposes plan to redirect hotel taxes to New Orleans infrastructure

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

November 13, 2018

A plan by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell to ask state lawmakers to shift some hotel taxes from tourism...

Gov. John Bel Edwards on State Priorities of Local Importance

November 13, 2018

Governor John Bel Edwards presented at a BGR Breakfast Briefing on State of Louisiana priorities of local importance. BGR...

Voters To Decide On Constitutional Amendment Meant To Ease Blow Of Property Tax Increases

By Jess Clark

Source: WWNO

November 1, 2018

There will be several proposed changes to the state constitution on the ballot next Tuesday. One of them, Amendment...

BGR Releases November 6, 2018 Ballot Reports

October 24, 2018

Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases reports to inform voters on proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 6 and...

Jeff Sadow: Mayor Cantrell’s idea to fund New Orleans S&WB should be no brainer for Legislature

By Jeff Sadow

Source: The Advocate

October 13, 2018

Let New Orleans drown in water and red ink or stop giving special interests money to finance their real-life...