Privatization – providing government services through public/private partnerships – has become a growing trend in the municipal arena. Leonard Gilroy, editor of the Reason Foundationâ€™s Annual Privatization Report, shares his insights on privatization as a strategy for increasing the efficiency of government services.
Month: October 2006
Citizen’s Budget Commission Urges New York Legislators to Reduce State Debt
New York State’s rapidly increasing debt is in urgent need of attention from state legislators, according to a call from the Citizens Budget Commission.
Mount Rushmore: The Pinnacle of a South Dakota Roadtrip
What better way to celebrate Mount Rushmore’s 65th birthday than a visit out west …. ? The Black Hills and Badlands area offers a variety of tourist attractions throughout the year.
Census Bureau Releases Pension, Mobility Data
California state and local government pension plans earned the most, spent the most, and had the greatest number of participants than any other state in 2004-2005, according to recently released Census data. Another report reveals which segments of the population had the greatest mobility for the year.
A+ School Web Sites: Content Presented with a Purpose and in Style
What makes an effective school web site? Many schools are harnessing the power of the Internet as a tool to enhance classroom instruction, increase opportunities for communication, and encourage participation in school events.
Report Card Indicates Challenges Ahead for North Carolina Infrastructure
A report card on North Carolina’s Infrastructure reveals deteriorating conditions for the state’s infrastructure – particularly its airports, dams and roads.
San Francisco International First to Accept E-Passports
SFO is the first U.S. airport that will be able to accept electronic passports. In a move to increase homeland security, 32 other airports are also slated to receive these scanners.
San Antonio Budget a “Collaboration” Between City and Residents
Increased input from residents and city employees helps shape San Antonio, Texas’ 2007 budget. City Manager Sheryl Sculley hails it as “a true collaboration”.