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Best Practices for Modernizing Constituent Services Through Online Permitting

As more governments recognize the power of cloud-based software to drive efficiency and streamline workflows, citizens are also seeing the positive effects of modern technology used in the public sector.

By David Jones, OpenGov  |  November 26, 2019
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Trump Administration Will Shift $155M in Disaster Relief to Immigration Enforcement

The Trump administration plans to shift at least $155 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster relief fund to support its policy of returning some migrants to Mexico.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  August 29, 2019
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Best Practices to Manage Economic Development

Governments of all sizes around the nation, whether they be cities, counties, or states, understand the importance of economic development to building a successful organization.

By David Jones, OpenGov  |  October 16, 2019
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Optimizing Public Trust and Performance

Many people have seen the drastic inefficiencies and lack of transparency within government and, in turn, the connection between taxpayers and government officials has suffered.

By OpenGov  |  October 10, 2019
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6 Ways to Foster Proactive Citizen Engagement

Today’s governments are at a crossroads: leverage modern technology to foster an informed and bought-in populace or ignore technological trends and risk alienating constituents.

By OpenGov  |  September 9, 2019
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Is Public Finance Ready to Rely on Blockchain Technology?

Governments often contend with many issues when attempting to link public dollars to real-world outcomes captured by data in disparate systems. EY claims its OpsChain Public Finance Manager will reduce those struggles.


How Are Pensions Protected State-by-State?

Over the last century, states have adopted the idea that pensions are a form of deferred compensation and, along with that change, has come certain protections.

Springfield, Ill., Wants to Cut Police, Fire Pension Costs

Without a strategy to rein in costs for its police and fire departments, the city faces the possibility of having to dedicate 100 percent of its property taxes to fund the pensions and not totally address the problem.

New York to Decide on Public Funding of Political Campaigns

New Yorkers will soon provide up to $100 million in public financing to help fund candidates’ campaigns, but exactly how the landmark reform legislation will be implemented is up to a special commission.

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