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How states are saving big bucks with smart technology
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Technology in government starts to get really cool when states start saving money ... lots of money. An enterprise email solution is set to save Florida $15 million. But that's pennies compared to the $280 million Missouri has saved over four years by using electronic health records and health services. Even if your local government isn't saving millions of dollars, you can still offer citizens better services at a lower cost. More

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IPMA-HR is the leading association for human resource professionals in the public sector. Beyond providing members with a wealth of services unavailable anywhere else, we offer HR professionals with the proper tools to address human resource situations specific to government organizations. MORE

Isaac claims rolling in; Impact on insurers seen as minimal
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Claims from Hurricane Isaac are beginning to roll in, and the storm is expected to be absorbed by primary insurers with little effect on reinsurers, says a ratings agency. A spokesman for State Farm, the largest personal-lines insurer in Louisiana, says the company has set-up numerous mobile and temporary claims centers in the greater New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain area to assist agents. Claims representatives have seen 300 residents in LaPlace, La., alone. More

California beating Illinois shows pension-gap cost
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California debt is beating Illinois bonds by the most in three months as investors choosing between the two lowest-rated U.S. states reward efforts to bolster the finances of the nation's biggest pension. Illinois lawmakers failed to advance any measures in a special session Aug. 17 aimed at addressing the nation's worst-funded pensions. More

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Gallup: State, local governments hiring most since economic collapse
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For the first time since the start of the economic downturn, state and local governments created more jobs than they lost last month, according to a recent Gallup survey. State and local government employees were more likely to report that their agencies were hiring instead of firing in August, according to the poll. More

California scientists' calls to warn Yosemite visitors of hantavirus went unheeded
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California public health scientists have twice recommended in the past five years that Yosemite National Park authorities educate visitors about hantavirus, a rare disease that is linked to the deaths of two park visitors, one illness and a possible fourth this summer. Yet park officials did not warn visitors until after the disease showed up in recent weeks. More

Instructor Driving Safety Technology Workshop

All new vehicles including light trucks are mandated to have ESC in 2012. Find out why your agency should stay current with this safety technology. MORE

Sports fan violence prompts questions of litigation and liability
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A spate of recent litigation involving sports teams, leagues and venues points to growing concerns when it comes to fan safety and where responsibility ultimately falls when something goes wrong. What is the liability of the promoters and venue owners when a fan is injured by another fan at a spectator sporting event? How far does the waiver on a ticket go? More

Municipal bonds: Myth vs. reality
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While the debate about the safety of municipal bonds rages, the actual creditworthiness of major states, cities and local governments continues to falter. The state of Illinois recently had its credit rating downgraded by Standard & Poor's from A+ to A. More

Cost of firefighter insurance rising in Western Pennsylvania
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Municipal leaders in Western Pennsylvania are bracing for higher insurance costs because of a year-old state law that enables volunteer firefighters to collect benefits if they develop cancer after being exposed to carcinogens at fire scenes. More

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