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…
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced last week the release of property tax data that is intended to give taxpayers the ability to compare tax rate and levy data for their community.
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.
The kids got their priorities…Ni hao Governor…New disease man on the block hales from NYC…Baiting business roils the locals in Philly…Daddy needs a few bucks, son, just for a few years…Hoosiers getting testy over food stamp snafus…Florida wonders if their state IT systems can work without anyone behind the controls…National League of Cities wants the thimble during the next round of Monopoly…
The Intelligent Community Forum held its annual awards ceremony and Broadband Economy Summit last week in New York City. A new Intelligent Community of the Year was chosen amid conversations about how cities can incubate local growth in a global recession.
Stockholm, Sweden and Bristol, Virginia are worlds apart in just about every demographic possible. But, the two cities have both leveraged the power of broadband to buttress their economies and improve their citizens’ lives.