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Monday, September 14, 2009

AGA's Regional Dialogues Reveal ARRA Spawning Lasting Changes

Regional intergovernmental dialogues recently sponsored by AGA in four cities across the country reveal that the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA) is sweeping, not only in its size and complexity, but also in the impact that it is likely to have on government operations both now and in the future. New processes, procedures and tools developed to implement ARRA are reshaping intra- and intergovernmental relations and the ways that governments collect, maintain and report information.

The dialogues revealed that--despite the federal government's concerted efforts to promote intergovernmental collaboration--the complexity involved in implementing such a sweeping, highly-funded act in a short period of time has resulted in some key questions remaining unanswered at press time. These questions are captured in a report issued this week by AGA.

Read the Report Here

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