An article in Government Technology magazine shows how posting certain types of information on a city web site helps to increase government accountability.
Month: November 2005
Pew Reports on Teen Internet Use
A recent Pew study reports that more than three quarters of today’s teens use the Internet; half of these are comfortable creating and posting online content.
Google and Mountain View, CA Strike Deal on Wi-fi Service … Other Cities Poised to Follow Suit
Mountain View, California has accepted an offer from Google to provide citywide wireless access. Other larger cities, like San Francisco and Philadelphia are considering similar offers from wireless providers.
BLS Releases CPI and Employment Reports
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released the October 2005 Consumer Price Index figures, as well as a report on unemployment rates for Hurricane Katrina evacuees and its annual occupation and wage report.
Online Budget Features Increase Accountability for Spokane Government
Spokane’s online budget tools increase government accountability and can help citizens better understand its financial straits.
Municipalities Caught in the Middle as Wal-Mart Faces Mounting Criticism
The growing debate over whether Wal-Mart’s expansion helps or hinders local communities impacts municipalities across the country.
California Votes Against Change; Schwarzenegger Accepts Defeat
Voters in California went to the polls on November 8, 2005 to cast their decision on eight statewide ballot measures.
Strike in Philly Brings Focus on Health Care, Retirement Costs
The strike by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is raising many concerns about the rising costs of retirement benefits for city workers.
State Election Results for November 8, 2005 Ballot
Check the NCSL web site for results of November 8, 2005 state elections.