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Gift-Related Issues for Public Officials

Understanding Changes to the Gift Rules

Understanding Changes to the Gift Rules

A variety of changes to the gift regulations took effect Jan. 1, 2012. The goal was to simplify the gift regulations and make them easier to understand, while reinforcing the principle that public...

Healthy & Safe Cities

How Long Beach Weathered the Storm and Restored Its Fiscal Health

In 2002, the city discovered that its $368 million general fund had a structural deficit of $43 million, a figure that would exceed $102 million in just three years if nothing were done.