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WE’VE MOVED to Civsourceonline.com!! April 15, 2009

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Please go to CivSourceonline.com to stay up on the happenings state, local and otherwise.

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Above the Fold 04.10.09 April 10, 2009

Posted by jefferysmith in Economy, Health Care, Morning Summary, Technology, Workforce.
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Stimulus booty comes home…Texas TIERS dries up…Washington State wants steroids to compete…Stimulus opinions abound online…Minn. has hacking target on its back…Govs. get a dose of reality… (more…)

Morning News Update 04.09.09 April 9, 2009

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Foreign terrorists watchers of Fox’s 24 ?…Unemployment computers get a raise…States have renewed interest in renewables…Next Gen DMV system doesn’t pass driving test…Kentucky thinks Christmas will come in July…N.H. plays stash with duty-free customer info…Trans-gender bill passes N.H. house (more…)

Looking for government transparency April 3, 2009

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recovery_gov_symbolWhen the Obama Administration started working on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, (ARRA) they knew transparency and open government had to be one of the bill’s hallmarks. The administration also knew that a significant amount of that transparency was going to be left up to state and local officials.

According to the latest figures from the Office of Management and Budget, about half a trillion dollars is going to be injected into the economy in the form of spending – most of which will go directly to state and local government. Beyond budget and public finance officials a significant burden is being placed on state information officers. Technology is being leveraged to wash government’s hands. (more…)