An integral part of BGR’s work is government monitoring. BGR’s research team tracks more than 70 local and state government entities. Through our regular monitoring, we stay abreast of policy developments, spending plans, administrative changes and other significant developments. Monitoring lays the groundwork for our research work plan, framing BGR reports around critical public policy developments pertaining to government effectiveness. It helps us develop ideas for events we present throughout the year, including our Breakfast Briefings that invite citizens to hear directly from local and state policymakers and experts on important public policy issues.

Read our Perspectives on Public Policy article for a detailed look at our government monitoring function.

BGR’s research team monitors more than 70 government bodies, listed below. These include local governments and quasi-governmental entities in Jefferson, Orleans and St. Tammany parishes and selected state-level entities that play key roles in our local area. For example, we monitor the Louisiana Tax Commission because it has oversight of parish assessors and the State Bond Commission because it approves local government bond proposals and tax propositions. We also track bills of local significance as they move through the State Legislature. For more about government in the New Orleans area, click here for the basics.

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