"No one knows for sure what works and what doesn’t. Given the money at stake, finding out would be beneficial."
Yes! And, having the GAO lead that evaluation, rather than partisan committees, is the way to go about it.
People tend to forget the first domino that led to the Great Recession was before the housing bust, the Wall Street and Detroit bailouts. It happened in the form of fuel prices that reached $4.85 for a gallon of diesel. The unrest in the Middle East can easily knock us right back down into the pit ... a pit our friends in NW Georgia have never even started to climb out of.
Hey Facts, the editorial states: "While it is true that newspapers have a vested interest in these bills, we do not oppose the legislation simply to retain the revenue we earn for printing them."
Then it also states perfectly logical reasons why the current system works. I like the idea of private businesses being the central gathering point for these notices, rather than having to search multiple government websites.
Off topic. Is is Bob Moon the guy who calls the Sports Talk radio show all the time, going by the nickname of The Defender?
Good luck guys. May your users be healthy and happy and you become the latest tech billionaires. And, if you do, please buy the Atlanta Hawks -- they could use the influx of cash and brains.
Just curious, why does the federal Freedom of Information Act apply here, over the Georgia Open Records Act?
Also, these contracts are ridiculous, but there is an industry, i.e. search firms run by former health care executives in most cases, who convince local boards this is standard and no big deal. If the number gives you pause when you are considering the contract, board members, it is a big deal and you don't have to sign off on it.