IV. New Government -
A New Federal-State Partnership

The Clinton Administration Has Forged A New Partnership
with States and Local Governments.

The Oregon Option

A federal inter-agency team has worked with state and local officials in Oregon to design and test a results-oriented approach to intergovernmental service delivery. For example, Oregon will measure changes in the overall teen pregnancy rate rather than count the number of clients served as in the past.

Initially, the effort will focus on stable families, a developed workforce, and healthy children. Under the redesigned system -- which will reduce red tape and administrative burdens for state and local governments -- all partners will work toward clear performance goals for government programs and be accountable for achieving results. This new federal-state-local partnership could serve as a model for improvements nationwide.

Other Examples of A New State-Federal Partnership

V. American Leadership In the World
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