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by Muaz Othman, on November 11, 2020 at 8:00 AM

As local governments have continued to wrestle with the ongoing realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have also started to evaluate the ways to get more efficient, more nimble—and more …

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by Shylo Bisnett, on November 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Secure the help you need to make smart choices with your relief dollars This spring, when Congress made federal dollars available through the CARES Act, states and municipalities received a …

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Topics:local governmentcovid-19cares act

by Shylo Bisnett, on October 29, 2020 at 10:49 AM

Shift your staff's focus to help save local bars and restaurants As temperatures start dropping, restaurateurs and bar owners are getting nervous. Spring and summer were tough, but many municipalities …

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Topics:covid-19economy

by Shylo Bisnett, on October 22, 2020 at 2:08 PM

Vacation rentals are changing in 2020-2021, according to Airbnb. See how your community can benefit. For destinations not known for winter fun, winter is traditionally a low time for tourism …

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by Shylo Bisnett, on October 22, 2020 at 7:15 AM

With the economy reacting to COVID and no new relief package on the horizon, uncertainty grips municipal leaders In a recently released report, the Brookings Institution takes an updated look …

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Topics:Sales Taxdisaster relief funds

by Shylo Bisnett, on October 15, 2020 at 12:47 PM

Learn about our latest implementation for the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. Let’s start with the obvious question: “Where is the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands?” Or maybe …

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Topics:covid-19digitization

by Shylo Bisnett, on October 3, 2020 at 8:08 PM

Plus, learn how you can reap the rewards of going digital when you partner with Localgov. Our friends and partners at PowerAlmanac teamed up with CivicPulse to check in with …

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by Shane Baker, on September 8, 2020 at 10:50 AM

As summer winds down, so too do the 2020 U.S. Census operations. The deadline to return census forms was initially extended from July 31st to October 31st due to delays …

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Topics:Census

by Aaron Thompson, on June 24, 2020 at 3:34 PM

Last Wednesday, the Azavar and Localgov team partnered with the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) for an update via webinar on federal funding assistance to local governments. We were …

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Topics:covid-19localgovcitizenseconomytaxpayerrevenuewebinar

by Aaron Thompson, on June 5, 2020 at 3:28 PM

Earlier this year as Americans watched news coverage of the Coronavirus outbreak around the world, the state of Washington was the first in our country that garnered attention due to …

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Topics:local governmentcovid-19localgovSales Tax