Finance en Through grants, food companies help cities ride the gravy train <div class="node-body article-body">Over the past month, several cities have received funding from an unlikely source: food companies. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Wed, 29 Aug 2018 17:18:00 +0000 82991 at <p>Through Domino&#39;s Paving for Pizza campaign, select cities from all 50 states will receive $5,000 towards repairing potholes. Image via <a href="" target="_blank">Wikimedia&nbsp;Commons</a>.</p> How outcome budgeting can innovate the budget planning process <div class="node-body blog-body">Andrew Kleine, who served as Baltimore's budget director from 2008 to 2018, explains how outcome budgeting can give local leaders more value in the budget planning process. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Viewpoints Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:11:00 +0000 82931 at Selling sales tax <div class="node-body blog-body">Doug Jensen, senior vice president of Avenu Insights & Analytics, explains how sales tax models can be updated to accommodate for new trends and thus bring more funds to local government.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Viewpoints Wed, 08 Aug 2018 19:30:00 +0000 82781 at Governments are relying on fewer public purchasing managers <div class="field-deck"> Public agencies step up recruiting to keep the buying process flowing smoothly </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public agencies are stepping up recruiting to keep the buying process flowing smoothly.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contracts Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Fiscal Management Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:54:00 +0000 82531 at <p>Roseanne Spagnuolo, Executive Advisor, Content and Advisory Lead at Procurement Leaders Ltd.</p> Higher wages for elected officials attract new talent, create tension <div class="node-body article-body">Several communities are increasing the pay for their elected officials, citing concerns of being able to attract the right talent for the positions. However, some of these increases are also creating tension, as wages in the private sector are largely stagnant.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:17:00 +0000 82371 at <p>Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Filling the gap as retirees head for the exits <div class="field-deck"> Cooperative contracts and new technology may help pick up the slack </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cooperative contracts and new technology may help pick up the slack for governments as workers continue to retire.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Contracts Economic Development Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Human Resources Purchasing & Procurement Technology GPN Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:10:00 +0000 82311 at <p>Tammy Rimes,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8px;">executive director of the&nbsp;</span>National Cooperative Procurement Partners.</p> NLC report: Majority of municipal leaders consider economic development and infrastructure key issues this year <div class="node-body article-body">A recent report from the National League of Cities (NLC) shows that economic development, infrastructure and budgets weigh heavily on the minds of many city leaders across the country.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic Development Finance Public Works Wed, 30 May 2018 17:17:00 +0000 82131 at <p>Image via <a href=",5_und_10_Dollarnoten.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Wyoming committee considers letting local governments create voter-approved taxes <div class="node-body article-body">Wyoming municipalities could soon get far more funding options than they currently have.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Wed, 23 May 2018 18:47:00 +0000 82091 at <p>The Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne, Wyo. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Lawsuit: Albuquerque government pays women less than men <div class="node-body article-body">Last week, four Albuquerque, N.M., city employees filed a class-action lawsuit that accuses the city of paying female workers less than male workers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Courts Finance Human Resources Mon, 21 May 2018 19:30:00 +0000 82051 at <p>2018 Wage and Tax Statement. Image via Internal Revenue Service.</p> Illinois-wide pension law, pension debts cripple municipalities’ finances <div class="node-body article-body">Long-growing state-wide pension funding shortfalls combined with a new state law that withholds funding from local governments that can’t pay for their pensions has led to a multi-faceted monetary crisis among municipalities throughout Illinois.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Pension Reform Tue, 15 May 2018 21:05:00 +0000 82031 at <p>U.S. dollars. Image via <a href="">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>