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Janet Howard
President & CEO, Bureau of Governmental Research, New Orleans

Janet Howard is the president and chief executive officer of the Bureau of Governmental Research, a non-profit, nonpartisan research group dedicated to informed public policy making in the New Orleans area. Prior to joining BGR, Ms. Howard practiced commercial and banking law in New Orleans, New York City and London. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

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04/14 - State Contracts 101

Will proposed legislation help rein in costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering services?

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05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for these job hunters in 2014?

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03/14 - Louisiana and The Minimum Wage

Should Louisiana develop its own minimum wage?


02/14 - Energy’s Environmental Footprint

What cost to the state are energy’s economic dividends?


01/14 - Decoding Common Core

What do Louisiana educators, parents and students think about Common Core?


12/13 - STEM Status: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math in Louisiana (Encore Presentation)

How can Louisiana better equip its citizens for future STEM positions?

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