French Quarter security tax delayed over demand for hotel exemption

A quarter-cent sales tax in the French Quarter, approved by residents of the historic neighborhood earlier this year through...

Quarter-cent sales tax for French Quarter on ballot again Saturday

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – In order to fund the “Blue Light Patrols” in the Quarter, the reinstatement of the...

BGR Opposes French Quarter Sales Tax Proposition on April 24 Ballot

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research is weighing in against a proposition for a 0.245% sales tax...

Against the French Quarter Sales Tax: Why the Bureau of Governmental Research is advising voters to vote ‘no.’

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)– For our viewers heading to the polls this weekend, there’s a new report out that you should know...

BGR Issues Report on April 24 French Quarter Sales Tax Vote

Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases On the Ballot: French Quarter Sales Tax, April 24, 2021. The report...

Opinion: Newell: Cantrell admin hits French Quarter group with ridiculous attack

Earlier this week, Mayor Cantrell’s Director of Strategic Initiatives Joshua Cox had a press conference wherein he accused the...

Fact Check: Cantrell Admin Spreads Inaccuracies about FQMD Statements Regarding Task Force Patrols

The battle over security patrols in the French Quarter continues, with Mayor Cantrell’s administration remaining at odds with the...