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.
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.
Feb 18, 2016
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.