It is only when citizens have at least some information about government
programs and plans that they can decide upon the wisdom and validity of the reasoning behind the actions of political leaders.
to a private status would reflect the fact that much of what local governments
do is business-like.
Citizen access to official government
information, forms, frequently asked questions -- even Podcasts -- took a historic leap forward with the launch of new search capabilities added to the U.
should know better than what they proclaim publicly, namely that "national champions" provide more reliability in the services of utility companies or in the supply of banking services, and contribute to more competition in the markets.
The federal government
alone will spend $8 billion purchasing goods and services this year, $1 billion more than in 2005, while the country's 23 state-level governments
and 5,000 municipalities will spend as much as $100 million, according to some estimates.
It is apropos to think of a cooperative as a support service "of, by, and for" local governments
Some profound changes have appeared recently in the authoritative accounting and auditing literature specific to state and local governments
Today (December 2002), there are more than 51 million Web pages at FirstGov from more than 2,000 Web sites, not only from the federal government
but also from the District of Columbia, state governments
, and the U.
The Organization of American States adopted a landmark Inter-American Democratic Charter, which clearly states that "the peoples of the Americas have a right to democracy and that their governments
have an obligation to promote and defend it.
It will always be far more easy for the State governments
to encroach upon the national authorities, than for the national government
to encroach upon the State authorities.
Rather than expand the powers of the federal government
, especially the executive branch, to further allow intrusion and interference in the lives of law-abiding citizens, Washington must get back to doing what it's supposed to do, namely, those constitutionally-mandated activities, like controlling and defending our borders, that state and local governments
The alliance enables us to offer robust, integrated solutions that enable governments
to provide more convenient and responsive services to both businesses and individual citizens," said Todd Ramsey, General Manager, IBM Global Government