Funding for public spending is currently being evaluated in almost every state

While most people are preparing to file tax returns, elected officials throughout the country are looking at government coffers and evaluating whether they will raise taxes. They are also making decisions about how to spend funding that has not been available to them in the last few years. In the last decade since the financial […]

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A storm is brewing – it should be carefully monitored

Government funding is tight at every jurisdictional level, but there is a huge disconnect between available funding at the state level compared to the local levels of government. That disparity is causing strains that may soon play out in ways that are negative for taxpayers and citizens. As fiscal years end for local governments, many […]

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State and local elected officials continue to pursue goals of the Paris Agreement

Over the last 10 years, wildfires and extreme weather events such as heat waves, floods, droughts and hurricanes cost America more than $350 billion, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. And these costs don’t include three major hurricanes and wildfires that devastated parts of the country last year. That data has not been recorded […]

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It’s easy to be exasperated with government, but there is great danger if citizens don’t stay involved

It’s harder to manage cities, counties and state governments today than it was in the past. In fact, government leadership is a grueling job and citizen input has never been more important than it is today. Competition for global leadership, advancements in technology, population growth, health care systems and sustainability issues are just a few […]

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County government – a critical component of America’s greatness

Who would have thought that counties invest more than $122 billion each year to build infrastructure and maintain and operate public works? Very few! That statistic however, comes straight from the National Association of Counties (NAC) so the numbers are real. The data validates the fact that county government is “big business” in America. Here’s […]

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Government needs private sector expertise – collaboration should be easier!

Working with government procurement has changed over the past few years…and not necessarily for the better. Unfortunately, it is often harder now to sell to government than it was in the past. State and local government spending now surpasses even that of the federal government.  Many large, experienced firms are eager to move into state […]

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