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Breaking Down $1.25 Billion in Orleans Parish Tax Revenue

Overview

With New Orleans facing billions of dollars in costs to improve infrastructure and public services, this report updates key figures from a 2015 BGR report that analyzed the uses of local tax revenues in Orleans Parish. The new report…

BGR Examines Jefferson Parish School Tax Proposal

Overview

The report analyzes a May 4, 2019 tax proposition in Jefferson Parish for a new 7.9-mill tax to fund pay raises for teachers and other school employees.

The new tax would run for 10 years, beginning in 2019. It is…

BGR Analyzes New Orleans Parks and Recreation Tax Proposal

Overview

The report analyzes a May 4, 2019 tax proposition in New Orleans to replace three existing taxes for parks and recreation totaling 6.31 mills with a single tax at the same rate. Voter approval would not result in a…

BGR Examines New Orleans Elderly Services Tax Proposal

Overview

On March 30, 2019, New Orleans voters will decide whether to approve a new property tax for elderly services, programs and other assistance. If approved, the tax will be levied citywide at a rate of 2 mills for five…

BGR Analyzes the Orleans Parish Hotel Tax Structure

Overview

In this report, BGR compares Orleans Parish hotel taxes to best practices for taxation as well as state and national norms, focusing primarily on the share of revenue available for general municipal purposes.

BGR Reviews Charter Amendment on S&WB Governance

OVERVIEW

This On the Ballot report informs voters on a proposed City of New Orleans charter amendment to change the composition of the Sewerage & Water Board’s board of directors. On December 8, 2018, New Orleans voters will consider removing…