Cutting Costs Without Cutting Benefits

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From Tim Kiely:

FastTrackGov found an article by Stephen Goldsmith, former mayor of Indianapolis, as posted on the Governing website that looks at cutting the waste and inefficiencies of existing programs as a way to slash costs without eliminating those programs.  Read the Article.

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Study Shows IT Spending Still a Key Priority for Governments

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From Tim Kiely:

FastTrackGov found an article posted by Government Technology News that provides the results of a study featuring the IT spending plans for Federal, State, and Local Government entities.  The verdict…despite tough economic times, IT spending remains a critical and significant component of most government budgets.  READ THE ARTICLE.

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Five Great Cost Savings Ideas for Local Governments

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From Tim Kiely:

FastTrackGov found an article posted on the Governing website entitled “5 Great Cost Savings Ideas.”   The article discusses five innovative ways beyond the traditional belt tightening and tax increases that local governments can and should consider in their efforts to save money.

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Local Governments Should Develop Self-Employment Market

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From Tim Kiely:

FastTrackGov found an article posted by American City & County Magazine entitled “The economy, it is a-changing” co-written by the vice mayor and the former economic development director for the City of Santa Cruz, California.  The article discusses the dramatic shift to self-employment that is underway across the U.S. and the fact the local government economic development policies should address this shift.

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