As the dust settled in Philadelphia following the National Conference of State Legislatures Friday, new faces and a new-found resolve to pickup the pieces of a broken economy marked the end of a week-long summit rife with a mixture of concern, uncertainty and optimism.
One of the biggest problems concerning tax collection is that the federal government pays people who owe money to state or local government. For those that are responsible for the management of state and local funds – the business of government – this presents a huge problem. But for Arlington County Treasurer Frank O’Leary, it also presents a huge opportunity.
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) recognized fifty-two local governments this week for their performance measurement and management practices.