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The number of citizens a governmental entity is able to serve directly correlates with revenues collected. The economic impact of COVID-19 on state and local government revenue sources may end up being a much more prolonged issue than originally expected. The first revenue impact to state and local governments was, and continues to be, related […]
Internal audits across government entities are revealing more about employee overtime practices than ever before—both good and bad. The media’s attention to misuse of overtime and its cost to taxpayers is causing governments to take an axe to overtime budgets. But this doesn’t solve the problem. Taking a step back and looking at the overtime […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about major changes to daily life across the United States. For many, homes and apartments are now serving double and triple duty not only as family residences but as workspaces, classrooms and childcare centers. This new normal has created new challenges for many recycling systems — specifically showing how outdated recycling infrastructure […]
In the early part of my career, I had the incredible privilege to work for a local government, in service to the residents and businesses of Orlando, Fla. As chief of staff for Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, I got to see firsthand how city governments are uniquely capable of rising to just about any challenge, […]
As a result of COVID-19’s impact on state and local municipalities, a new model for Public Private Partnerships (P3) is emerging to deliver citizen services in a more cost-effective way. While P3s have been around for decades, these partnerships have primarily focused on real estate and infrastructure development. But now, at a time when governments […]
As more and more communities directly experience the negative impacts of climate change, municipalities are under ever-increasing pressure to embrace sustainable development and green infrastructure. And now, as towns and cities adjust to the “new normal” during and after the COVID-19 crisis, municipal administrations have a window of opportunity to efficiently implement sustainable programs along […]