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Pew offers a 50-state look at police use of military surplus

The Pew Charitable Trusts, a nonpartisan think tank, has conducted a 50-state look at the military equipment handed down from the federal government to state and local law enforcement and Georgia ranks high. 257 more words

ICYMI: Right to Work GOOD for Unions, Gov't Efficiency in Idaho, Where Have Wages Gone?

From the weekend: a couple different looks at unions, an interesting democracy experiment in Utah, and  how leadership brings gov’t innovation in Idaho…

Where Have All Our Wages Gone? 541 more words

Civic Engagement

Death and Taxes

Apologies for not doing my usual writeups on the latest Planning Commission meeting but tax day is rearing its ugly head and I want to stay ahead of the curb for once. 1,163 more words

Local Government

Easter Bin Collection

Details of the  Easter waste and recycling collections are available to view on the DDDC website. There are no changes this week, when collections happen as usual on Good Friday, but all collections are a day later than usual next week, as collection crews will not be working on Easter Monday.


Return on Investment (ROI) Model in Government - Does It Really Exists? Maybe...

The question of how government can track the success of profitless projects comes into question on a regular basis. It is easy to follow a dollar. 852 more words

Citizen Engagement

61 - Public value gap analysis. Some actions.

Posted by Colin Weatherby                                                                         280 words

I posted on a tool that can help to identify gaps in public value creation. This post briefly suggests some actions for each gap. 264 more words

Local Government

New York City Mayor de Blasio Says Someone May Have Improperly Tapped a Gas Line Before Building Explosion

By Elaine Magliaro

New York City officials reportedly “suspect that leaking natural gas was the source of Thursday’s explosion and fire, which sparked a raging blaze that took hundreds of firefighters to quell.” Last Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that someone “may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people…as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering buildings and police searched for at least two missing people.” 581 more words

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