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 Convenes Speaker Series on Public Safety

As residents throughout the New Orleans area have expressed concern about crime, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) presented...

A View from the Top: Insights on Law Enforcement in Orleans and Jefferson

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) presented its first in-person Breakfast Briefing in more than two years. The...

Rough Patch: How long can you keep kicking the can down the road when the road’s falling apart?

Over on Webster Street, Ellis Arjmand can’t drive to his house without going the wrong way down the one-way...

New Orleans voters back early childhood education millage in single-issue vote

Voters in New Orleans on Saturday approved a property tax measure aimed at creating 1,000 or more early childhood...

On the New Orleans ballot: What to know about the early childhood education millage

New Orleans voters will see just one item on Saturday’s ballot: a millage proposal to fund early childhood education....

New Orleans voters have option to create 1,000 early childhood slots with April 30 millage

New Orleans voters are being asked this month to approve a property tax to create 1,000 or more early...

Our Views: The Times-Picayune makes these recommendations on parish tax proposals

Voters in three area parishes are being asked to enact new taxes on April 30; early voting begins Saturday....

BGR Supports Proposed New Orleans Early Childhood Education Property Tax

NEW ORLEANS — From the Bureau of Governmental Research: BGR has released a new report intended to help New Orleans voters...

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...