Monthly Archives: %sJanuary 2010

Your “Groups” Participation Resolutions for the New Year…

We are already two weeks into the New Year and many of you – having returned to your offices from a long holiday break – are just now beginning to reflect on those resolutions you made in late December for 2010. 

Putting aside those commitments you made about losing weight, saving more money or drinking […]

By |January 14th, 2010|Blogs, Groups|Comments Off

Hotel Taxes and Online Travel Companies

Local governments, facing revenue shortfalls and budget cuts, are looking for any and all sources of revenue to help fill their coffers.  One prospective revenue source is now in the crosshairs – hotel occupancy taxes from online travel companies, such as Orbitz, Expedia, Priceline and Hotels.com.  While this is not a completely new issue […]

By |January 13th, 2010|Blogs, Local Government|Comments Off

WHEN BUDGETS SLIDE, LEADERS CLIMB

Regardless of the importance of the SGR mission, budgets are going to influence how much you can accomplish. Consider this advice as you prioritize for 2010.

By |January 8th, 2010|Blogs, Issue Management|Comments Off

New Jersey’s New Governor Prepares to Take Office

As the first Republican elected stateside in over a decade, Governor-elect Chris Christie will have his hands full trying to change Trenton and close an $8 billion budget deficit.

By |January 4th, 2010|Blogs, Stateside News|Comments Off