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2019 Jefferson Parish President Candidate Q&A


Questions for a New Parish President is the first in a two-part 2019 Candidate Q&A Election Series providing the views of candidates for Jefferson Parish government on important public policy issues. On September 13, 2019, BGR released the…

Breaking Down $1.25 Billion in Orleans Parish Tax Revenue


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


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


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


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


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.