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BGR Reviews Proposed Jefferson Transit Tax Renewals

Overview

BGR examines propositions on the October 14, 2017 ballot for 10-year renewal of two existing property taxes to operate and maintain Jefferson Parish’s public transportation system.

2017 Candidate Q&A Election Series: New Orleans

Overview

For the October 14, 2017 primary elections in New Orleans, BGR provided voters with its 2017 Candidate Q&A Election Series. BGR submitted questions to all mayoral and City Council candidates on public safety, infrastructure and other important public policy issues…

Paying for Street Maintenance in New Orleans

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In Paying for Streets: Options for Funding Road Maintenance in New Orleans, BGR explores ways to fund the routine maintenance necessary to safeguard the City’s $2 billion, once-in-a-lifetime capital investment in the street network.

BGR Examines Proposed Jefferson Parish Library Tax

Overview

BGR examines the proposition on the April 29, 2017 ballot for 10-year renewal of an existing property tax for Jefferson Parish public libraries.

Aligning Louisiana’s Nonprofit Exemption with National Norms

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In an open letter to the Louisiana Legislature, BGR reiterates the problems with the state’s unusual nonprofit property tax exemptions. The letter explains the deficiencies in the current provisions, demonstrates their unusual status in the context of other states’…

Do Stormwater Fees Make Sense for New Orleans?

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In Beneath the Surface: A Primer on Stormwater Fees in New Orleans, BGR explores a funding mechanism for drainage that is expanding in usage nationwide as an alternative to ad valorem property taxes.