Budget & Finance

BGR Examines Four Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Overview In this report, BGR reviews the four proposed changes in the state constitution that voters will decide on November 7, 2000. The amendments would: (1) authorize the state to establish a corporation to be the state’s principal economic...

BGR Views the Jefferson Parish School Board Budget

Overview This issue of Outlook updates the fiscal status of the Jefferson Parish Public Schools with a focus on the revised FY1999 and the adopted FY2000 operating budgets.

BGR Studies Jefferson Parish Government Finances

Overview This edition of Outlook provides an overview of Jefferson Parish Government and the Parish’s fiscal outlook, including final general government revenues and expenditures between 1988 and 1997, and an examination of the 1999 Jefferson Parish adopted budget.

BGR Outlook on the Orleans Parish School Board

Overview This is the first report in BGR’s Outlook series on the Orleans Parish School Board. The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the Board’s fiscal outlook with a focus on the FY 1999 (July...

BGR Outlook on Jefferson’s Public Works Department

Overview In this issue of Outlook, BGR focuses on one specific area of Jefferson Parish Government—the public works function. The purpose of this report is to provide a brief overview of how this department is organized, where it receives...

BGR Reviews Proposal for Property Service Charge

Overview This report reviews the City of New Orleans’ property service charge proposal on the ballot for December 5, 1998. The primary intended uses of the new revenues include pay raises for most City employees and for all Orleans Parish...

BGR Analyzes State and Local Ballot Items

Overview This report provides a short analysis of the potential creation of three separate neighborhood-based special tax districts and a recommendation on two proposed amendments to the State Constitution. The neighborhood districts will provide additional funding for enhanced security...

BGR Tackles 18 Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Overview This report provides a synopsis and short analysis of all 18 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution on the October 3, 1998, election ballot. The topics include assessment freezes for senior citizens and properties undergoing restoration, as well...

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.