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Harris Featured at Alabama Government Conference

Jack Harris, professor of sociology, gave the closing speech at the 20th annual Government Finance Officers of Alabama Conference in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Harris spoke on “How to Re-engineer for Success.” He observed that local governments, facing serious budget crises, are being pressured to reduce services, especially to low-income constituents. He argued that re-engineering efforts offer greater promise of long term gains in cost containment, as well as demonstrating the value of taxpayer investment by providing for enhanced and streamlined service, and greater accountability.