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Tracking New Orleans’ Use of Federal Pandemic Relief Funds

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In this report, BGR explores how the City of New Orleans has deployed pandemic relief funds it received through the federal American Rescue Plan Act, and what impacts this unprecedented one-time money had on City finances and budget…

BGR Examines New Orleans Charter Amendment on Nov. 8 Ballot

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In this report, BGR provides voters with nonpartisan analysis of a proposal to require New Orleans City Council confirmation of the mayor’s appointments of department heads and authorize the council to confirm certain other administrators.

Better Governance Can Improve New Orleans’ Jail and Sustain Reforms

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BGR’s report highlights how a more cooperative relationship between the Orleans Parish Sheriff and the City of New Orleans is essential to end more than 50 years of federal oversight of the jail and sustain recent performance gains.

BGR Analyzes Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Tax Proposal

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In this On the Ballot report, BGR analyzes a new 7-mill, 10-year property tax for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office on the April 30, 2022 ballot.

BGR Reviews Early Childhood Education Tax Proposal in New Orleans

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This report is intended to help New Orleans voters make an informed decision on whether to approve a new 5-mill, 20-year property tax dedicated to programs and capital investments that provide childcare and educational opportunities for children who…

BGR Studies District Attorney Sales Tax on St. Tammany Ballot

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This On the Ballot report provides St. Tammany voters with background and analysis of an April 30, 2022, proposition to authorize the District Attorney to levy a 0.14% sales tax to fund the office’s criminal prosecutions in the parish….