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December 19, 2012 – 880 views
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In many areas, city managers are dealing with serious issues surrounding municipal debt. The debt may have accumulated for a number of reasons, including failed projects that were started and are no longer feasible. While the general consensus is that filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy is the only option, the fact is that there may be a way to avoid this serious step. Take some time to explore a few alternatives before deciding bankruptcy is the only way to deal with the current financial crisis... Full Story 
December 11, 2012 – 960 views
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E-Verify is a system that was created to verify the eligibility of employment for employers. Employers can simplify the pre-employment screening process using this system by comparing the information on a candidateís Form I-9 against information contained by the Social Security Administration and U.S. Department of Homeland Security... Full Story 
November 13, 2012 – 930 views
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Growth in larger cities and downtown areas is a result of attracting businesses, residents, visitors, and entertainment, and is critical to an area's economy. Adequate parking is a major component of providing access to growth areas. Yet, issues exist in downtown areas to due the value of land and relative scarcity. Additionally, adequate parking is also a problem in larger areas and alternative forms of transit may be required. In an effort to revitalize a local economy, what techniques can be used to address issues? What specific solutions can be implemented to address parking?... Full Story 
November 8, 2012 – 906 views
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With Washington D.C. frozen in partisan bickering, federal spending on important state needs, such as infrastructure construction and maintenance, continues to be murky. Automatic spending cuts on January 1, 2013 have states worried the federal government will not deliver on promised spending. Discretionary spending freezes for the last three years have reduced the amount of investment states could make. This year, states are using their ballots to allow voters the opportunity to... Full Story 
October 22, 2012 – 918 views
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If you want to access information held by the federal government, it may be easier than you think. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), you and the rest of the public have a right to get a copy of many federal documents. There are a few steps to follow if you want to make a FOIA request... Full Story 
October 10, 2012 – 949 views
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Nearly half of the population in the United States now uses a smart phone on a daily basis. Because smart phone ownership has increased dramatically over the last three years, city and county government officials may find it more useful to use mobile applications and other types of smartphone technology when communication with their citizens is necessary... Full Story 
September 19, 2012 – 1,680 views
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Enacted by Congress and the President in 2000, the New Markets Tax Credit Program, also known as the NMTC Program, was put into play to help communities boost business and investment in traditionally low income areas. The program works by attracting private-side investment in low income communities and then matching the amount at least partially with a related tax credit. This credit can be used against the investorís federal tax return filed for the tax year the investment occurred. The investment canít be in just any form, however. The investor has to... Full Story 
September 6, 2012 – 908 views
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Government officials concerned about the lack of certain services in specific geographical areas may consider working with residents in the area to create a special service district. However, legal concerns related to financing these projects need to be thoroughly understood prior to the creation of a special service district... Full Story