December, 2023

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High taxes aren’t causing rich New Yorkers to flee, study says

GCN

The report points to data showing top earners from the Empire State decamp less often than lower-income residents, and when they do leave they move to high-tax states.

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Five big shifts shaping a new world for corporate and investment banks

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Macroeconomic, technological, regulatory, market structure, and product changes mean corporate and investment banks must take new approaches to tackling the opportunities and challenges ahead.

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Should the EPA let Chicago have 40 years to remove lead pipes?

GCN

Some cities with a high number of lead pipes would be given more than the 10 years set by the EPA to replace them. The exception in the proposed rule is drawing criticism from residents and environmentalists.

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Ep 26: Camp is for the Counselor with Joel Van Egbert

Summer Camp Programming

SHOW NOTES In this episode, Shauna and Kelie get raw with Joel Van Egbert as they discuss ways camp directors can improve the mindset, conditions, and retention rates of camp counselors. #CampJesus Joel’s email: joel@wildchild.camp Want to add to our conversation? Have a question you want us to discuss? Email Us: exploringcampsides@gmail.com HOSTS KELIE COOK SHAUNA […] The post Ep 26: Camp is for the Counselor with Joel Van Egbert first appeared on Summer Camp Programming.

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The Ultimate Playground Inspection Handbook

Dive into the world of playground safety with this complimentary guide. It offers a detailed exploration of essential practices to ensure the utmost safety for children. Delve into inspection techniques, from assessing equipment conditions to evaluating surfacing materials. Gain insights into maintenance strategies to keep playgrounds in top-notch condition year-round.

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How A Small Brooklyn Credit Union Punches Above Its Weight

Next City

The CEO of Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union shares its blueprint for building a sustainable institution that meets its communities’ growing needs.

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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Getting Elected Is the Easy Part’

Disaster Zone blog

Insights from a long-serving state-level elected official.

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The impact of generative AI on Black communities

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Generative AI has the potential to widen the racial economic gap in the United States by $43 billion each year. But deployed thoughtfully, it could actually remove barriers to Black economic mobility.

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Embracing the Whole-of-State Approach to Cybersecurity

State Tech Magazine

State and local governments continue to be under siege. Research from CrowdStrike shows that between July 2022 and June 2023, government was the second most frequently targeted industry by nation-state adversaries looking to compromise systems. This research also shows that government and academic sectors were in the top 10 of industries targeted by both nation-state actors and e-criminals.

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Summer Camp Bead Program

Summer Camp Programming

Last year I started a bead reward program. A friend of mine had told me about it. The YMCA she had worked at ran a bead reward program at their camps. So I thought, "What the heck, I'll give it a shot." The post Summer Camp Bead Program first appeared on Summer Camp Programming.

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The Tiny Credit Union Powering Brooklyn’s Economy

Next City

What makes this particular credit union so special, how did it come to be – and what if there were more of them?

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7 Signs Your Local Government ERP Is Holding You Back: A Guide for Small Municipalities

Local governments and municipalities serving populations under 200,000 face distinctive challenges in delivering efficient and effective services to their communities. To overcome these challenges, many rely on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems tailored to their specific needs. Not all ERP systems are created equal, and some may hinder progress rather than support it.

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Housing and care costs leave aging Americans with limited options

GCN

With adults over 65 already 17% of the U.S. population, communities need to prepare for the growing number of older adults who need both affordable housing and care, experts say.

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Reflecting on 99 Years of NLC: Strengthening America’s Cities, Towns & Villages

NLC (National League of Cities)

On December 12, 1924, at 9:30 a.m., 10 municipal leaders from across the country sat down together at a table in Fraser Hall at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

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How generative AI can boost consumer marketing

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

From automating processes and powering hyperpersonalization to permanently altering the idea generation process, generative AI is poised to be a catalyst for a new age of marketing capabilities.

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Top highlights from AWS worldwide public sector partners at re:Invent 2023

AWS Public Sector Blog

Jeff Kratz, right, and Thomas Siebel, center, listen as Jason Bonci talks during their fireside chat at the AWS Partner Keynote at re:Invent 2023. This week, the city of Las Vegas served as a vibrant hub of energy and creativity during the Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2023 conference. This is my 11th year participating in re:Invent and I continue to be awestruck by the innovative ideas and value that AWS Partners bring to our customers.

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ASPA TIMES Magazine: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

PA TIMES Magazine is a publication of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), a not-for-profit corporation. This edition focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in public administration, including guest columns, insights for the field and interviews with city government DEI officers about their work at the local level.

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Overcoming Legacy Modernization Challenges Tops Conversation at NASCIO 2023

Government Technology Insider

At the recent NASCIO conference , state government CIOs shared their list of the top priorities for state CIOs going into 2024. Over the last several years, the modernization of legacy systems has remained a top priority as the demand for digital services continues to grow. However, state governments have faced many obstacles that have delayed the timeline of these modernization efforts, such as workforce shortages.

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Year In Review: Our Favorite Next City Stories From 2023

Next City

Staff picked the stories that moved them this year — each shows the power of solutions journalism to highlight how people are creating cities where everyone can thrive.

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Why 2023 emerged as a banner year for passenger rail

GCN

Many efforts that had been in the works for years started paying off this year, but passenger rail advocates hope even better things are on the way.

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IT Officials Can Gain Tremendous Data Management Value from Small Steps

State Tech Magazine

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers recently polled its members as to their top priorities this year, and data management placed high on their list. According to the ”2023 State CIO Survey: The Force of Automation and the Reality of Modernization,” CIOs do not generally believe their data governance structures are mature. In the survey, 69 percent said their data governance structure was “in the beginning phases” while 27 percent said the “governance of enterprise inform

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Sustainable Facility Maintenance Management for Small Local Governments

Unlock the potential of sustainable facility management! This guide empowers small local governments to lead with climate-resilient infrastructure, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and more. Elevate your community's resilience, reduce costs, and embrace eco-friendly practices. Discover the role of facility maintenance teams in green cleaning, sustainability analyses, and infrastructure upgrades.

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Unlocking the potential of generative AI: Three key questions for government agencies

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Government organizations may seek to jump on the gen AI bandwagon, but the technology’s complexities could sideline their efforts. Our framework addresses some critical implementation questions.

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Seven Things to Know About the Student Loan Payment Count Adjustment

Homeroom

Borrowers Have More Time to Consolidate Loans to Benefit from the Adjustment By: Federal Student Aid Chief Operating Officer Richard Cordray Since this summer, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) has approved almost $44 billion in debt relief for more than 900,000 borrowers as part of the payment count adjustment. This is a one-time initiative Continue Reading The post Seven Things to Know About the Student Loan Payment Count Adjustment appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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2024 Federal Tech Trends: Zero Trust, Customer Experience Top the List

FedTech Magazine

Many federal IT priorities have been set by executive order; among them, the move toward zero-trust security and the effort to improve citizens’ digital experience with government. These orders are guiding the technology trends expected for 2024, as agencies work to meet zero-trust deadlines and look forward to metrics by which they’ll be able to measure their progress toward the customer experience goals of the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (21st Century IDEA).

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Next City’s Most Popular Stories Of 2023

Next City

We've collected our top reporting and analysis from this year on the solutions that liberate cities.

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Proactive vs Reactive Maintenance: Making the Case for Preparedness

Discover comprehensive strategies for optimizing operations and achieving cost efficiency! This document offers insights into efficient inspections, data-driven decision-making, goal alignment, and resource optimization. It empowers local governments and maintenance departments to streamline operations and ensure significant cost savings. From aligning maintenance goals with community needs to leveraging data for strategic planning, this guide provides a roadmap for smoother, more reliable opera

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Who gets to decide when you die? States consider medical aid in dying

GCN

More than a dozen states introduced bills to legalize the practice in 2023, which observers say can improve end-of-life systems and processes for families and health care providers.

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New National Leader for Cybersecurity

Disaster Zone blog

There was a 10-month vacancy.

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Southeast Asia quarterly economic review: Pockets of growth emerge

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

In the third quarter 2023, the economies of most countries in Southeast Asia showed pockets of growth and resilience, despite the cumulative effects of monetary tightening and slower global demand.

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Unleashing the opportunity of digital technologies for developing health systems

Open Access Government - Technology News

Suzanne Wait and Catherine Whicher from The Health Policy Partnership discuss the opportunities to improve populations’ wellbeing and access to care by harnessing innovative digital health tools and technologies Digital technologies are widely seen as a core component of advanced health systems around the world but are less often recognised for their role in advancing more equitable and effective care in lower-resourced regions.

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Facility Maintenance Trends for 2024: What's Changing in the Industry?

This comprehensive article delves into the transformative trends reshaping local government facility maintenance in anticipation of 2024. From embracing smart technology for efficient management, sustainability's pivotal role to data-driven decision-making, workforce upskilling, and predictive maintenance strategies, each aspect is explored. Insights into outsourcing collaborations, digital twins, safety enhancements, and the broader industry evolution highlight the critical adaptation needed.

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What Exactly Are ‘Nature-based Solutions’?

The City Fix

In the Seychelles archipelago in East Africa, flooding and erosion caused by rising sea levels pose an imminent threat to the country’s many low-lying islands. At the same time its mangrove forests, which serve as a vital buffer against these.

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40-ish Milestones for Next City’s 20th Anniversary

Next City

We compiled proud moments from the nonprofit media outlet’s first two decades.

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Feds tout pedestrian, cyclist safety measures in new road design rules

GCN

The Federal Highway Administration released long-awaited updates to its manual for traffic signs and road design. The newest edition comes as the country is in the throes of a major upswing in roadway deaths.

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What City Leaders Can Learn from the FBI Crime Report Analysis

NLC (National League of Cities)

The FBI has released the crime statistics from 2022. These statistics are based only on law enforcement data and not all police agencies submit their data through the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). For those that do, the data is often incomplete for a variety of reasons.

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Efficiency and Sustainability: Leveraging Digital Solutions in Facility Operations

Speaker: Alan Kavanaugh, BA, CRM, CCPI ​​​​​​​Director of Loss Control & Risk Management

This session is designed to unveil the transformative potential of digital solutions in reshaping conventional practices, offering a roadmap towards greener and more efficient facilities regardless of municipality size. Attendees will learn: Insights into cutting-edge trends and strategies in sustainable facility management. Practical knowledge to effectively incorporate digital solutions for operational efficiency.