Patrick J. Walsh

States Seek Accord on Simplified Sales Tax

By: - December 30, 2002

Initially spurred by the need to create a uniform method for Internet and multi-state retailers to collect sales tax on out-of-state transactions, the National Governors Association’s Streamlined Sales Tax Project (SSTP) has taken on new urgency in light of the fiscal difficulties currently faced by many states. “States need to protect their revenue sources in […]

Utah Leverages Olympics Hosting

By: - October 25, 2002

Given the intense security concerns and emotionally charged atmosphere surrounding the 2002 Winter Olympics, it’s not hard to imagine Utah state officials breathing a collective sigh of relief at the conclusion of the Salt Lake City games back in February. But the benefits of hosting the games didn’t end with the lowering of the Olympic […]

Arizona Officials Plan For Changing Economy

By: - September 27, 2002

Arizona officials are mapping a new long-range economic strategy based in part on a study warning that the driving industries of the past — cotton, copper, cattle, citrus and climate — may not sustain the state’s economic health in the future. The first components of a five-part statewide economic study, a comprehensive base analysis and […]

States Strive to Protect E-Gov Gains Post-9-11

By: - June 27, 2002

For states in the vanguard of e-government the delivery of government services via the Internet — post 9/11 security concerns are posing new challenges at a time when the fiscal squeeze felt by most of the states is affecting information technology budgets. Early innovators such as Pennsylvania and Texas, which were among the first to […]