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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Ready for autonomous cars? If not, get ready quickly!!

Ready or not, self-driving cars are on our streets.  New and disruptive automotive technology is destined to change lives, laws, industries and major sectors of our economy. But first…self-driven cars must be tested and that’s the stage we are experiencing now. Concerns over the safety of autonomous vehicles increased in January when an Uber test […]

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Many contractors are now passing on million-dollar projects

Hard to believe…but it is true!  Procurement officials report that many government solicitations are receiving insignificant interest or no interest at all from government contractors. Because competitive bidding is essential to public procurement, that’s a huge problem.  Competition ensures that taxpayers get the best value when products and services are procured. When a public entity […]

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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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Will your vote be recorded accurately in November?

The voting environment in America has been forever changed!  That’s because the significant vulnerability of the country’s election systems and fear of election “interference” by foreign or domestic operatives – are genuine. With midterm elections only seven months away, this situation weighs heavily on the minds of both candidates and public officials responsible for ensuring […]

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