Vol. 31 Nbr. 2, April - April 2015
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- The why, what, and how of resilience.
- Rainy day funds help mitigate volatile state tax collections.
- Ash Center for Democratic Governance announces 2015 Bright Ideas.
- 2014 Crown Communities award winners announced.
- Journal shares new research in public administration.
- Streets hold important place in urban dynamics.
- Embracing uncertainty and change.
- Guiding principles for financial resiliency.
- Making the right decision the first time.
- Planning for a financial crisis.
- Relationship advice for the finance officer.
- Online research resources for the budget conscious: governments can make use of three online resources for general research--Quandl, Kahn Academy, and Google Trends--at little to no cost.
- Using lean design and construction to get more from capital projects: the University of California at San Francisco has experienced significant benefits from using Lean design and construction compared to its experience with traditional capital project delivery methods.
- Experimenting with innovation.
- Online sales tax legislation: a new congress revisits a familiar discussion.
- Change in covered payroll: many have been surprised to discover that covered payroll was, in fact, affected by the latest pension guidance from the GASB.
- The essential variable in leadership: "why".
- The government workforce in an era of wage stagnation: with private-sector wage growth outpacing that of the public sector, attracting and keeping talented employees is more of a challenge than ever.