State Government


Raleigh Planners Keep Growth Engine Tuned

The planning and economic development departments within the Raleigh government have successfully catapulted the city into national rankings for growth and economics...

Decade of Destruction: The High Cost of Hurricanes [Infographic]

Katrina. Wilma. Sandy. During the past 10 years, these names have unfortunately become common parts of the American lexicon. They symbolize a decade that featured 15 of the costliest hurricanes on record that resulted in thousands of casualties, millions of destroyed homes, and more than $310 billion in total damage...

 

A Citizen’s Guide to Open Government, E-Government, and Government 2.0

Engaged citizens want clear, credible information from the government about how it’s carrying on its business. They don’t want to thumb through thousands of files or wait month after month or go through the rigors of filing claims through FOIA (Freedom of Information Act). They want government information, services, and communication to be forthcoming and swift...

 

Oklahoma Tornado: What Can State and Local Officials Learn?

When a major disaster like the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado hits, the country gets a clear view of the efficiency of emergency and disaster management in both the local area in which the disaster occurred and in the federal government as a whole. Given that most disasters can’t be predicted, it is critically important for the local, state, and federal governments to be thoroughly prepared to ensure each disaster is handled with care and precision...

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