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States’ back taxes get back-filled with federal dollars

In an effort to help state and local governments figure out ways to maximize their tax revenue recovery efforts, Governing.com held an online forum this week, highlighting best practices from tax officials in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.

A golden age for civil servants: How Generation Y will change government

As Generation Y enters the workforce, they do so with a different set of values, a different concept of work ethic and a different global perspective than preceding generations. Deloitte Consulting’s Leah Reynolds has been mapping these differences with a set of surveys, the latest of which focuses on the public sector. CivSource spoke with Ms. Reynolds about why new talent has looked towards the public sector for employment, how government can attract and use Generation Y workers and how agencies can initiate a meaningful knowledge transfer from one generation of workers to the next.

Alabama looks to strengthen international business ties

As the national and global economic climate remains steeped in recession, more state governors may be looking to expand international ties. Alabama Governor Bob Riley has embarked on a thirteen-day, three-continent tour to attract new jobs and expand his state’s trade opportunities.