In the state of Colorado, Governor Bill Ritter and his Economic Recovery Team are working to make sure stimulus dollars are spent wisely and with full transparency. Some states are waiting for the technical specifications to be issued by the Office of Management and Budget. But Colorado is trying to be proactive.
Monthly Archives: May 2009
Top government contractors are chomping at the bit to help recipients cash-in on the stimulus package. But now, some companies are going beyond their proprietary solutions and technology offerings to lure customers with low and flexible financing options.
States look to use the Fed’s blow-dryer to unfreeze municipal bonds…DMV workers want you to be as unhappy as they are…Companies, banks fear the tax man’s wrath, regardless of which state he hails…High-tech id cards on the minds of medical-marijuana patients in California, among other things…The fall of auto dealers adds to toxic stew that is state economies…Airport travelers tired of walking to hotels downtown…Do you want health insurance, your job, or none of the above?
One of the most difficult challenges facing national security officials at every level of government is identification. Although government agencies have struggled to fulfill common identification requirements for federal, state and local employees and contractors, a demonstration of common identification technologies was on display last week.
Stimulus wages not stimulating economy so much as paying off credit cards…Rural workers and immigrants vie for same bad jobs…Gone Fishin’ stickers seen as bad sign for those in Social Security Administration…Sharing electricity and fish…Colorado city wants broadband, officials question whether residents have computers…Canadians feel left out when it comes to strict American boarder patrol… Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day!
The National Association of Counties (NACo) announced this week that their Prescription Drug Discount Card Program has helped counties save more than $179 million since the program began five years ago. But not everyone is happy.
A new OMB memo regarding administrative costs has been issued ahead of more substantive guidance due in June. But according to state and local officials, the price for transparency and accountability will be a complex number to figure.
Hippies have replaced all the cowboys in the Tx. legislature…Electronic medical records, or else…Va. isn’t gun shy over prescription database hack…Wyeth gets sent to the principals office over drug discounts…California voters could stop cutting higher checks to politicians under prop 1…LA city council may cut over 1/5 the workforce by summer…Treasury Sec. doesn’t see bailout for state govts, but perhaps they’d like a York Peppermint Patty…
A breach in Virginia’s prescription database has put more state and local governments on alert concerning their sensitive information. Microsoft’s Kan Page wants to help mitigate those breaches by securing agency servers.