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How Can Local Governments Celebrate the Holidays?

How Can Local Governments Celebrate the Holidays?

Celebrating the winter holidays can be fun, but local governments and their staff and elected officials must think carefully before pulling out decorations, planning parties, or accepting gifts. 

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Donations and Local Governments: The Basics of Giving and Receiving

Donations and Local Governments: The Basics of Giving and Receiving

What is the process for local governments to receive donations? Can local governments make donations without violating the state's gift of public funds provisions?

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A How-To Guide to Sponsoring Summer Celebrations

A How-To Guide to Sponsoring Summer Celebrations

Summer is coming and with it, the possibility of public celebrations! But a local government should plan carefully to both make the event a success and be sure that it does not unintentionally violate the constitutional gift of public funds prohibition. 

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A Refresher on the Gift of Public Funds

A Refresher on the Gift of Public Funds

This blog provides on overview of the state's prohibition on gifts of public funds for local governments and elected officials, including tips on avoiding violations of the prohibition. 

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Municipal Giving and Receiving

Municipal Giving and Receiving

The holiday season is approaching. What are the rules surrounding municipal gift "giving" and "receiving?" Consultant Paul Sullivan explores the rules and offers some advice. 

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