Louisiana Legislature

BGR Letter Addresses S&WB Reform Effort in 2013 Session

Overview In an open letter to the Louisiana Legislature, BGR sets forth its positions on evolving legislation to reform the governance of the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.

BGR Examines Proposed Hotel Assessment in New Orleans

Overview In this release, BGR examines a 2013 legislative proposal to authorize a hotel assessment in New Orleans. For hotel guests, the assessment would be the functional equivalent of a new hotel tax.

S&WB Governance Reform: The Next Steps Forward

Overview In this release, BGR discusses possible amendments to the evolving governance reforms for the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans and recommends improvements.

New Orleans Firefighter Pension Woes and the Legislative Session

Overview In Sound the Alarm, BGR examines the New Orleans Fire Fighters’ Pension and Relief Fund – which has become a major financial burden for the public – and relevant bills under consideration by the Legislature in 2013.

S&WB Reforms: Creating a Strong Nomination Process

Overview In this release, BGR discusses possible amendments to pending legislation to reform the governance of the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, and makes recommendations to protect the nominating process.

A Step in the Wrong Direction on State OIG

This edition of Now looks at the recent move in the Louisiana State Legislature to defund the state Office of Inspector General.

BGR Reviews State and Local Ballot Propositions

Overview BGR analyzes two Orleans Parish propositions and two State constitutional amendments on the ballot for October 2, 2010. The two Orleans Parish propositions would amend the Home Rule Charter of the City of New Orleans to reconfigure the...

BGR Opposes Dilution of Open Meetings Laws

Overview In this letter to the members of the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee of the State Legislature, BGR opposes any dilution of the state’s open meetings laws. The letter comes in response to a push to close certain...