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Municipal bonds need governments to fight for them
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As lawmakers move to trim the national deficit, tax experts say that state and local government officials that leave themselves out of the debate about municipal bonds could suffer a major blow. Tax-exempt municipal bonds, which finance infrastructure projects at the state and local level, have been targeted by policymakers looking to boost tax revenue. More

Tough Employment Decisions Require Quality

Police, fire, correctional, dispatch, and administrative support personnel are all critical public sector jobs! These positions require people with vital knowledge, skills, and abilities. IPMA-HR’s proven testing services give the confidence today’s employment decisions makers need to get the right person into the right position the first time. MORE

Announcing the availability of the 1st Global ISO 31000 Risk Management Survey
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The results of the first global ISO 31000 risk management survey are now available in English, French and Spanish.

The results were presented at the first international conference on ISO 31000 in Paris last May. The survey was conducted between Oct. 17 and Dec. 15, 2011. With 1823 responses, it gives the most comprehensive view on how people view ISO 31000 and risk management in general.

Follow this link to get the results:

Multi-Line Coverage for Public Entities

Safety National is the leading provider of excess workers’ compensation for self-insured public entities and groups. Now we’re offering even more coverage for the public sector, including Auto, General Liability, Law Enforcement, Public Officials and Educators Legal Liability coverage. When you proceed with us, you Proceed with Safety®.

Milwaukee police give 911 a facelift
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In West Bend, Wis., where Vicki Kopping had lived previously, "police came immediately whenever you called them," she says. Not in Milwaukee. Instead of a visit from a squad car, Kopping got a phone call from an officer assigned to a recently created unit, Differential Police Response. More

10 states where the public pension fight is fierce
The Associated Press via The Kansas City Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Many are dealing with big pension bills by reducing retirement benefits. Here's a look at 10 states that have taken steps to address unfunded pension liabilities — or the amount of money the state has to pay out but for which it has no funding in the pension pool. More

Electronic Stability Control Workshops

BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc. sponsored this innovative driver safety class for Law Enforcement in their area this month. Find out why your agency should too. MORE

Police say Atlantic City, N.J., is safe despite rising murder rate; most were away from tourist zones
The Associated Press via The Republic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For a resort struggling to keep the gamblers — and their money — coming, May 21 was one of the worst days in years for Atlantic City, N.J. That morning, two Canadian tourists, an 80-year-old woman and her 47-year-old daughter, were knifed to death on a sidewalk across the street from one of the casinos, allegedly by a deranged homeless woman from Philadelphia. More

New city workers to get Social Security with 401(k)s
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The decision about whether new city hires will receive Social Security benefits under San Diego's pension overhaul has been made by state lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown rather than by the workers themselves. More

City committee recommends muzzling pit-bull restrictions
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Life could soon be easier for Edmonton, Canada, pit bulls after a city council committee recommended putting a leash on licence restrictions against specific breeds. Staffordshire bull terriers and American Staffordshire terriers, often called pit bulls, must be leashed and muzzled off their owners' properties, and kept chained and muzzled or in pens outdoors on their properties. More

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