Local and State Permits Required for Licensed Marijuana Businesses (Dec 12)
The state Liquor Control Board is doing its best to inform prospective marijuana business applicants of the types of permits that they will need in order to comply with both local and state laws and regulations. More from MRSC Insight.
IRS Sets 2014 Mileage Rate (Dec 12)
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) set the 2014 Standard Mileage Rate at 56 cents, down .5 cents from last year. Taxpayers can use this amount to compute their costs when traveling for business purposes. More from the IRS.
Learning to Love the Numbers of Government (Dec 12)
Governments' financial statements may seem intimidating to those without number-crunching expertise. But these documents contain important information that public officials need to know. More from Governing.
Contracting for Services Publication (Dec 11)
Our new Contracting for Services publication has generated a lot of interest and some great comments from folks who have downloaded it. In response to some of these comments, we have added some additional language, which is included in the current online version of the publication. More from MRSC Insight.
Government Job Growth Among Weakest of Any Industry (Dec 12)
While private-sector employment may finally be ready to accelerate, state and local government job growth has been among the weakest of any industry. More from Governing.
Public Safety Buffer Zone at Issue in Supreme Court Case (Dec 12)
How local governments can provide for the public’s safety may be decided in a U.S. Supreme Court case limiting how close protesters can get to abortion clinics in Massachusetts. More from NACo's County News.
The Rise of Civic Tech (Dec 12)
At the intersection of these two domains – technology and civic life – a small and fascinating sector has been taking root for the last few years. More from The Atlantic Cities.
Center for Technology in Government on Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing (Dec 12)
The Center for Technology in Government offers lessons learned from two decades of public-sector IT. More from Government Technology.
License Plate Readers Spark Privacy, Public Safety Debate (Dec 12)
Police have used cameras that read the license plates on passing cars to locate missing people in California, murderers in Georgia and hit-and-run drivers in Missouri. More from Digital Communities.
Mobile App Tracks Emergency Volunteers (Dec 12)
Deploy Pro will help incident commanders manage personnel and information during emergencies. More from Digital Communities.
Legacy Pipelines (Dec 12)
What to do about aging and abandoned energy infrastructure. More from Planning.