3 Ways Cities and States Can Increase Revenue

2010 has been a tough year for state and local governments. From furloughs to layoffs to cutting services, the budget situation is dire. It’s pretty simple when you have a budget shortfall. You have two options – cut costs, increase revenue. Most of the focus has been on cutting costs but I think there shouldRead… Read more »


The 2010 Charity Challenge is a wrap! YOU invited your friends and family to join GovLoop – all in an effort to raise money for the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA). Well… The Challenge ended on December 21 and we’ve counted the number of new members to determine the final gift! Drumroll please…Read… Read more »

All I Want for Christmas is a Beta City

Dear Santa, I’ve been pretty good this year. I completed a year of public service through AmeriCorps, I started Graduate School at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, and I moved out of my parents house. So, this year I am not asking for much, just that the City of Syracuse become a beta city. “Beta City”Read… Read more »

Best of 2010: Top 5 Most Popular GovLoop Blogs and Forums

If you’ve ever watched the awards ceremonies, they usually save the Best Movie or Best Actor and Actress until the very end…so my colleagues at GovLoop have covered the best of everything in 2010 on GovLoop and beyond…with the exception of blogs and forums. So we thought we’d leave the best for last. What IRead… Read more »

We Are 300 Million Strong, America! 2010 Census Data Unveiled Today

Today was “an important day for the American people,” said Commerce Secretary Gary Locke as he announced that he had delivered the 2010 Census results to the President under a congressional mandate – something that has happened “only 22 times before” in our nation’s history. Here are snippets of Secretary Locke’s remarks: – achieved aRead… Read more »