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In Triplicate: The Mile-High approach to transparency

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.

Above The Fold 05.26.09

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?

Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, CivSource will not publish as scheduled. Please see today’s Above The Fold and look for..

Above The Fold 05.25.09

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!

Above The Fold 05.20.09

2009: The summer furlough…Don’t mess with Texas, or technicalities…Smart roads want smart cars and smart grids…How not to pass health..

Above The Fold 05.19.09

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…