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This article was originally published by FedInsider.

Imagine moving from a high-pressure, high-visibility federal job in the pressure cooker of Washington – to Hawaii. No more need to wear a suit and tie on humid, 99-degree Capitol summer days. Less bureaucracy, less regulation for procurement, faster new technology deployment. A dream job, no? Keep reading →

Although a few states have taken some important steps towards reining in their financial obligations, in most of the country it continues to be business as usual, with shortfalls being met through a combination of one-time measures, borrowing, and clever accounting.

The point at which this inaction becomes unsustainable is rapidly approaching, however, and those governors and lawmakers who need a wake-up call might well use the deadline for raising the Federal debt ceiling as their alarm. Keep reading →