BGR Raises Policy Concerns About Excluding Hotel Rooms from New French Quarter Sales Tax

In August, the New Orleans City Council excluded hotel room rentals from a new sales tax for enhanced public...

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker to Speak at BGR’s 2021 Virtual Annual Luncheon

Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) announces a special virtual presentation of its 2021 Annual Luncheon, which will...

BGR warns about politicizing Office of Inspector General as it weighs Ethics Review Board reforms

The board that recently ousted New Orleans Inspector General Derry Harper wants to open his old job to a...

BGR opposes shorter wait time for some New Orleans inspector general candidates

The New Orleans City Council will soon consider easing some of the restrictions for applicants interested in becoming the...

BGR Seeks Improvements to New Orleans IG Selection Process, Oversight

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research releases a new report, entitled Revitalizing New Orleans’ Office of Inspector General Depends...

Viewpoint: New School Board members bring promise of systemic change

The four new members recently elected to the Orleans Parish School Board will shake up the system and chart...