Back taxes are streaming into Massachusetts' coffers. No, delinquent taxpayers haven't been born again with a keener sense of civic duty. Rather, the revenue department has cranked up the technology to find tax scofflaws it used to miss.
They're phrases used by the not-for-profit government associations when they talk about deals they have cut with for-profit companies, usually to provide goods and services to members. Mayors, county executives and other members of national membership organizations may wonder how their associations decide to make agreements with particular technology vendors and e-government companies, why they do it, and how those deals benefit the associations and their members.