Bureau of Governmental Research
Bureau of Governmental Research is a private, non-profit, independent research organization dedicated to informed public policy making and the effective use of public resources for the improvement of government in the New Orleans metropolitan area.
Oct 18, 2016
The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) 2016 Annual Luncheon will offer a captivating conversation around serious news coverage in these challenging times, including commentary on this political season. The November 30th event will feature CBS News President David Rhodes and is an exciting opportunity for the engaged citizens of greater New Orleans to receive a unique, national perspective.
Sep 22, 2016
On Thursday, September 22, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne spoke at a BGR Breakfast Briefing at IBERIABANK.
Jul 28, 2016
BGR won two awards from the Governmental Research Association at its national conference in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.
May 12, 2016
Today at noon, BGR will present its 2016 Excellence in Government Awards during a luncheon ceremony at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Canal Barge Company, Inc. is sponsoring the awards program. Established in 1994, the awards program recognizes government employees and citizens for outstanding performance and creative problem-solving.
Jan 27, 2016
On Wednesday, January 27, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu addressed the crowd at a BGR Breakfast Briefing sponsored by IBERIABANK. Mayor Landrieu addressed looming financial challenges and local tax revenues. See a short clip here.
Jan 26, 2016
Amy Glovinsky, the incoming President & CEO of BGR, will assume responsibilities effective March 1.
Jan 21, 2016
Do you know creative, dedicated public employees who deserve greater recognition for their accomplishments? Do you know citizens who have worked to significantly improve local government? You can honor such people by nominating them for the BGR 2016 Excellence in Government Awards. The deadline for nominations was March 2, 2016. The 2016 Excellence in Government Awards will be held on May 12, 2016.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal St.
BGR is pleased to announce that CBS News President David Rhodes will be the guest speaker at the 2016 Annual Luncheon. Mr. Rhodes oversees the news division and all news content for the CBS Television Network, CBS digital platforms and CBS News Radio. This includes the CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, CBS Sunday Morning, Face the Nation, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.
Table sponsorships are available for $1,250.
Table sponsorships in the premium area are available for $2,500.
Individual seating is available for $125.
Table sponsorship includes:
• Acknowledgement in all promotional materials
• Listing on BGR’s website
• A table for 10 at the luncheon
For reservations or more information, contact: Amanda Kaiser, Communications & Development Manager, 504.525.4152, ext. 108, or email@example.com.
BGR is grateful for the support of this year’s event sponsors, Whitney Bank and Latter & Blum Inc., and to our host, the New Orleans Marriott.
Adams and Reese LLP
Anne and King Milling
Auto-Chlor Services LLC
Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.
Canal Barge Company, Inc.
Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans
Dr. Nicolas G. Bazan
Entergy New Orleans, Inc.
Favrot & Shane/1st Lake Properties
Hardy and Eleanor Fowler
Johnson Rice & Company L.L.C.
Jones Walker LLP
LaPorte CPAs and Business Advisors
Leidenheimer Baking Co./NOLA Holdings, LLC
Liberty Bank and Trust Company
Murphy Institute – Tulane University
Ochsner Health System
Patrick F. Taylor Foundation
Peter Mayer Advertising
River Birch LLC
The Helis Foundation
The New Orleans Advocate
United Way of Southeast Louisiana
Filed under: Annual Luncheons
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Pan American Life Center
601 Poydras St.
20th Floor Atrium
State of Louisiana
Commissioner of Administration
Please join us to hear Commissioner of Administration, Jay Dardenne, discuss the state budget crisis, steps toward solvency, and how the catastrophic flooding in south Louisiana affects the outlook.
Thanks to IBERIABANK, the Breakfast Briefing is free to the public, but space is limited. We anticipate maximum attendance, so please reply early. Let us know if you plan to attend by Tuesday, September 20. To make a reservation via email, click here or call (504) 525-4152, ext. 108.
Oct 20, 2016
In Reducing the Cost of Tomorrow: A Practical Guide to Pension Reform in Jefferson, Orleans and St. Tammany Parishes, BGR explores the changes to public pension benefits policymakers can make to reduce the costs and risks associated with the pension plans. The report is the fourth installment in a series of BGR pension reports.
May 11, 2016
In Convention Center Bill Highlights Need to Rethink Local Taxation, BGR addresses a bill that would grant taxing authority to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s economic development district. The release calls for a comprehensive re-evaluation of Orleans Parish taxes, with an eye toward aligning tax revenues with the city’s most pressing needs.
Apr 27, 2016
In One Plus One: The Dual Authorizer Structure and the Future of New Orleans Schools, BGR seeks to inform lawmakers and the public about the charter authorizing structure in Orleans Parish and the potential risks that accompany a diminished role for the state in charter management. (The report is the second in a series on school governance; the first, The Accidental Steward: The Orleans Parish School Board as a Resource Manager in the Reform Era, is also available on this website.)
Mar 2, 2016
In It’s Time for Common Sense on Nonprofit Exemptions, BGR calls on the Louisiana Legislature to address overly broad language in the state constitution that is costly to both local governments and taxpayers.
Nov 10, 2015
In The $1 Billion Question: Do the Tax Dedications in New Orleans Make Sense? BGR presents a comprehensive picture of where local tax dollars are going in Orleans Parish. The report provides breakdowns of tax dedications by entity and by purpose, and gives examples of problems that can arise when tax dedications are established with little planning and accountability. It also makes recommendations to help ensure existing tax revenues are deployed optimally.