Transportation Enhancements Fight Growing More Intense

Leslie Mozingo | October 27, 2011
As Capitol Hill continues battles over budget priorities and how to best balance transportation priorities with the currently unsustainable Highway Trust Fund, Transportation Enhancements (TE) are already center stage in the debate. Read more

Arizona Forward

Maureen Hannan | October 19, 2011

People know parks enrich their economies. They use and value their parks. And yet, they may not know exactly where the money comes from to keep them going.

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PE vs. Summer Camp

Elizabeth Beard | October 16, 2011

The acronym “PE” holds a lot of negative associations for some people.

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To Tax or Not to Tax. Is that the Question?

Leslie Mozingo | October 13, 2011
One of the tasks assigned to the Deficit Reduction Committee is to recommend tax reform that includes changes to the tax code in order to build revenue and to pay for tax credits in order to build the economy. 

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Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Charlynne Smith | October 11, 2011

November 2011 marked the 20th year of Supervisors’ Management School (SMS). The program has provided 20 years of continuing education to professionals in the parks, recreation, and leisure service field.

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The End of Thinking Outside the Box

Phil Hayward | October 7, 2011
At the special roundtable, “Financing the Future” hosted by NRPA and the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., one comment in particular came through loud and clear: There are no more boxes to think outside of anymore. In a full day of frank exchanges among parks professionals, advocates, and mayors of U.S. cities, speaker after speaker offered ideas, insight, and counsel for what ails the financing of parks and recreation in America. Read more

Budgeting for Two?

Jon Wisbey | October 5, 2011
To an outsider, the federal budget process can be both opaque and frustrating. The federal fiscal year ends on September 30th every year, yet only four times in the last three decades, and not since 1997, have appropriations bills funding all federal agencies passed by that date. Read more

Treasure Maps

Maureen Hannan | October 4, 2011

“The economy of the future will be based on relationship rather than possession.”  I remember reading that prediction by Wired Magazine futurist John Perry Barlow in 2003.

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