August 6, 2010 By News Report
Democrats could get a boost in future battles for the New York state Legislature thanks to a little-noticed provision buried in the final budget bill, officials said yesterday. The measure requires the Legislature to count prison inmates as residents of their communities of arrest while drawing up legislative district lines. Historically, inmates have been counted as residents of towns where they're imprisoned. New York Post
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.