A new watchdog report found that the federal agency's regional office didn't establish clear roles for the state environmental agency and failed to create clear lines of communication.
But there’s still a ways to go investing in the right technology, infrastructure and policies.
Despite the growth of state and local government budgets following a post-recession slump, many agencies still struggle to attract and retain skilled workers. Competition from the private sector and lingering technological shortcomings are a few of the pressure factors. Still, there is much that can be done even under the constraints faced by public sector organizations.
At the National Governors Association meeting, governors agreed with Japanese and Chinese delegations that trade helps their local economies.
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