BGR Studies District Attorney Sales Tax on St. Tammany Ballot

OVERVIEW This On the Ballot report provides St. Tammany voters with background and analysis of an April 30, 2022, proposition...

Public Entities Should Continue Online Meeting Access after the Pandemic

OVERVIEW This report calls on more government entities in Louisiana to livestream and archive video recordings of their meetings...

BGR Examines St. Tammany Sales Tax on November 13 Ballot

OVERVIEW On the Ballot: St. Tammany Parish Sales Tax Proposition, November 13, 2021, provides St. Tammany Parish voters with...

BGR Urges Strong Planning and Accountability for Federal Relief Funds

OVERVIEW In this release, Handle with Care: Public Planning and Accountability Must Guide Spending of Federal Relief Funds, BGR...

BGR Examines Proposed Property Tax Phase-In Amendment

OVERVIEW This On the Ballot report reviews a constitutional amendment on the November 6, 2018 ballot that would allow...

On the Ballot: St. Tammany Parish Tax Renewals

OVERVIEW BGR examines the March 24, 2018 propositions asking St. Tammany voters to decide whether to renew two separate...

Aligning Louisiana’s Nonprofit Exemption with National Norms

Overview In an open letter to the Louisiana Legislature, BGR reiterates the problems with the state’s unusual nonprofit property...

BGR Cuts Paths for Pension Reform in the Metro Area

Overview Reducing the Cost of Tomorrow: A Practical Guide to Pension Reform in Jefferson, Orleans and St. Tammany Parishes explores...

BGR to Legislature: Protect Coastal Funding

Overview In Safeguard Coastal Funds, Safeguard Louisiana’s Future, BGR comments on bills filed in the 2016 legislative session that...

Fixing Louisiana’s Costly and Unusual Nonprofit Exemptions

Overview In It’s Time for Common Sense on Nonprofit Exemptions, BGR calls on the Louisiana Legislature to address overly...