John O'Leary is a former GOVERNING contributor. He is co-author of "If We Can Put a Man on the Moon: Getting Big Things Done in Government."E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A great column above by John Kamensky and Jonathon Breul of the IBM Center for the Business of Government makes a compelling case that state governments were undertaking major transformations prior to the economic collapse.
Anticipatory, results-oriented, collaborative and transparent -- the sort of government we all want to see.
But has the economic meltdown put a halt to such aspirations? Is it all coming down to tax hikes and budget cuts? Are states now transfixed on the feds, looking for cash?
Is your state energized or paralyzed? Add your comment and let us know.