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Nevada has become the first state to issue their own scaled-down, citizen-centric stimulus report.
The Association of Government Accountants recently held their Eighth Annual National Leadership Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (February 18-19, 2010). AGA's National President Billy Morehead, spoke with Federal News Radio' Jane Norris about his mission for the AGA. As the only association President that is also an academic, (Chair of the Division of Accountancy for Delta State University) Morehead has made it his mission to work with students and prepare them for financial management careers in Federal, State and Local Government. He says that AGA has been talking with the Federal Government about establishing a robust intern program. And that on the job training, is a necessary ingredient for establishing a successful career path.
It's been one year since Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Recovery Accountability and Transparency board Executive Director H. Glen Walker gives Federal News Radio insight as to how reporting is going, what more needs to be done, and what 2010 has in store for recovery funds.
President Barack Obama lauded the Senate for passing new "pay-as-you-go" budget rules, a measure he has pushed for to help address runaway government spending.
The public overwhelmingly believes that government has the obligation to report and explain how it generates and spends its money, but that that it is failing to meet expectations in any area included in a new survey. The AGA tries to educate the government on how to educate citizens.
The first step to transparency is a transparent process.