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BGR Reviews Early Childhood Education Tax Proposal in New Orleans


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


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….

Public Entities Should Continue Online Meeting Access after the Pandemic


This report calls on more government entities in Louisiana to livestream and archive video recordings of their meetings online, so citizens can continue to enjoy the benefits of remote access as pandemic restrictions ease and in-person meetings resume.


BGR Studies New Orleans Library and Housing Taxes on December 11 Ballot


On the Ballot: New Orleans Library and Housing Taxes, December 11, 2021 provides New Orleans voters with independent analysis of the library and housing property tax propositions on the December 11 ballot citywide. Both taxes would take effect…

BGR Examines St. Tammany Sales Tax on November 13 Ballot


On the Ballot: St. Tammany Parish Sales Tax Proposition, November 13, 2021, provides St. Tammany Parish voters with an independent analysis of a proposed 0.4% sales tax to provide funding for the state-mandated responsibilities of parish government.

These obligations…

New French Quarter Tax for Public Safety Should Apply to Hotel Rooms


In August, the New Orleans City Council excluded hotel room rentals from a new sales tax for enhanced public safety in the French Quarter despite questions about whether the exclusion is permissible under state law. While BGR has not…