A pilot program is under way in Georgia that uses the programming tool
XML to simplify online filing of court documents. XML is a document-
encoding technology that allows users to create their own rules and
When it comes to networking, California county auditors and
controllers are way out there. A sophisticated online system links
auditors, accountants and other financial officers, giving them access
to reams of information about their peers and other staff members
across the state.
Whatever Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry did to deserve a statue in Statuary
Hall at the U.S. Capitol, it's not going to be enough to keep him
there. The state of Alabama recently passed a resolution to remove
Curry from the Hall, replacing him with the significantly better-known
It used to be that if you wanted to see the elephant seals at
California's Ano Nuevo State Reserve, you just had to take your
chances. Of the 100,000 people who tried to make reservations each
year, only 50,000 were admitted.
The difference was dramatic: In its January online auction, Kern
County, California, sold 88 percent of the 351 tax-defaulted
properties up for sale. The properties sold for an average of more
than $34,000 and over 140 bidders took part in the process.
Nestled in the economic glow of the new economy are data centers--
massive warehouses filled with computers and other telecommunications
networking equipment. Otherwise known as server farms or tech hotels,
these structures are causing development headaches for local
governments across the country.