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BGR Outlook on Jefferson School Board Finances

Overview

This issue of the BGR Outlook on Jefferson examines the Jefferson Parish School Board’s finances. The 16-page report analyzes the factors leading to recent operating budget deficits and discusses potential solutions.

Jefferson Finances: Council, Sheriff and District Attorney

Overview

This report is the fourth in BGR’s program of governmental oversight and monitoring of Jefferson Parish governments. This report provides updated budgetary information on the Parish Council, District Attorney and Sheriff.

BGR Examines Contracting by 5 School Boards

Overview

This report analyzes professional services contracting practices by five area school boards.

Consolidating Multiple Police Forces in New Orleans

Overview

This report provides an analysis and recommendations on consolidation of the six major police forces operating in the City/Parish. It recommends measures short of full-scale consolidation of all forces.

BGR Outlook on Jefferson Parish Government Finances

Overview

This is the first in a new series of reports highlighting the finances of Jefferson Parish local government. It provides an overview of parish general-purpose government revenues and expenditures over the past ten years and comparison of current-year operating…

BGR Examines Property Tax Exemptions in New Orleans

Overview

Property Taxes in New Orleans: Who Pays? Who Doesn’t? And Why? discusses the value and assessment of real estate exempt from property taxation in New Orleans.