Should New Orleans City Council Confirm Department Heads? BGR Analyzes Nov. 8 Ballot Proposal

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases a new report, On the Ballot: New Orleans Charter Amendment, November...

BGR Finds that Better Governance at the New Orleans Jail Can Support Reforms

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases a report to assist local policymakers as they seek to end...

BGR Report Reviews Early Childhood Education Tax Proposal in New Orleans

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases a new report, On the Ballot: Early Childhood Education Property Tax,...

BGR Participates in Webinar on Federal Pandemic Relief Funds for New Orleans

The City of New Orleans has received its first portion of federal pandemic relief funds through the American Rescue...

BGR to Participate in Webinar on Federal Pandemic Relief Funds

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans has received its first portion of federal pandemic relief funds through...

BGR slams New Orleans for reinstating more generous pension payouts

A recent hike in pension benefits for New Orleans municipal employees will cost taxpayers millions and is fiscally irresponsible,...

BGR Criticizes City’s Decision to Increase Pension Benefits

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research, a nonprofit watchdog group, has released a report on the City...

BGR: Governments Should Spend Federal Relief Funds Carefully

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research has released guidance for government entities planning how to spend federal...

BGR Seeks Strong Planning and Accountability for Federal Relief Funds to Address Pandemic’s Impacts

The Bureau of Governmental Research today releases Handle with Care: Public Planning and Accountability Must Guide Spending of Federal...