Public Safety

In California’s Wildfires, a Looming Threat to Climate Goals

The state’s environmental regulations are known to be stringent, but they have limits: They apply only to human-caused emissions.

Health & Human Services

Here’s What CHIP Means to This Pittsburgh Mom of Three

“I think they need to see the faces of the mothers and children they’re impacting. We’re not numbers or budgets. We’re people.”

Tech & Data

90% of People Think AI Will Take Away the Jobs of Other People

Survey: 48% of people think they'll soon have an AI employee.

Sponsor Content

Five Reasons Managed Cloud Services Should be Part of Your Hybrid Strategy

By utilizing and trusting a provider’s technology and expertise, organizations can better-ensure that their IT capabilities are operating effectively and efficiently, leaving their staff free to focus on what matters most: their mission.

Health & Human Services

Overburdened Mental Health Providers Slow Police Push for Drug Treatment

With many people outside of the criminal justice system on waiting lists for treatment, some mental health providers are unable to make room for drug users who have been referred to treatment as a way of avoiding arrest.

Management

Looking Beyond Sexual Harassment

The most common forms of discrimination that women face are getting paid too little and constantly having their competence doubted.

Finance

GOP Tax Deal Is Slated to Expand Capped SALT Deduction Proposal

Property, income and sales taxes would be covered under the emerging plan, which would differ sharply from current law.

Public Safety

New York City Has Its Own Fund to Bail People Out of Jail

It’s one of several ways local officials are trying to reform a bail system that the state largely controls.

Infrastructure

Hawaii Wants All Ground Transportation on 100% Renewable Fuel Sources by 2045

The Aloha State continues to push back against President Trump’s retreat from the Paris Agreement with aggressive climate benchmarks.

Management

City Hall Transition Underway as San Francisco Remembers Ed Lee

Acting Mayor London Breed: “He was humble and determined no matter what job he held. He was fair and collaborative no matter the heat of the moment. What mattered was helping his fellow San Franciscans.”

Health & Human Services

Massachusetts Offers In-State Tuition Break for Students From Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

It’s the latest way the Bay State has assisted the U.S. territories in the wake of the destruction brought by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Management

‘Puppy Mills’ Targeted by One State, Activists Seek Others

States and cities move to ban retail sales of “puppy mill” dogs.

Finance

GOP Leaders Near Deal on Tax Bill

But Republican negotiators in the House and Senate were mum Tuesday on specifics that could affect states and localities.

Health & Human Services

‘Parents Need to Know’: Virginia Sends Notifications That CHIP Coverage Could End

“[I]f one more congressman tells me ‘no problem, they believe in CHIP and they’re going to fund it’ and still they don’t, I think I’m going to scream. Because promises aren’t paying the bills and keeping kids covered.”

Tech & Data

How Much State Interest Is There in Proper Election Audits?

As Colorado pioneers best practices, races in Georgia and Alabama show how futile efforts are to verify votes without the right protocols in place.

Management

Ed Lee's Legacy in San Francisco

The city's first Asian American mayor died Tuesday, leaving behind a broad legacy of liberalism—and fraught compromises with the tech industry—on housing, education, the environment, and immigration.

Smart Cities

Why Downtown Parking Garages May Be Headed for Extinction

“The whole view of the function of streets has had a metamorphosis,” according to DePaul University transportation professor Joe Schwieterman. “It’s made us rethink the opportunity cost of plopping a parking garage in prime downtown property.”

Health & Human Services

Wisconsin's Welfare Overhaul Is Almost Complete

The Trump administration could soon approve a proposal from Governor Scott Walker to drug test food-stamp recipients.

Management

Wild Turkeys Drawn to Their Reflection Highlight an Unusual Human Policy Challenge

Building design can easily confuse avian creatures. Here are steps to keep birds of various feathers from flocking together where you don’t want them.