Save money by paying students to graduate in three years.
Here is a concise manual for town officials and taxpayer groups on how to reduce local taxes with audits.
How to reduce school budgets with online courses.
How to phase in difficult budget cuts.
A simplified approach to econo- mical construction procurement.
Save money with privatization.
How to save money with a cooperative purchasing network.
A guide to managing vacant and abandoned properties.
Counties save money with public defenders.
Smarttowns.org is the major website dedicated to providing local officials and involved citizens with the tools they need to improve town, city and county services while spending less money.
New govt ‘Virtual Meeting Rooms’ to save taxpayers' money?
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Guide to Governmental Financial Statements
A cost-effective solution to controlling gangs.
Saving your K-12 schools money with time and attendance systems.
How to share firefighting and rescue services among jurisdictions.
How to share construction and maintenance services among jurisdictions.
How to share school maintenance services among jurisdictions.
Detecting and preventing government fraud.
How to negotiate public employee pension reforms.
Replace public employees with community volunteers
Reduce crime with reserve officer and citizen patrols