Management

This City Is Making Climate Action Affordable for Low-Income Residents

“You don’t need to drive a Tesla to benefit from the green dividend,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo.

Tech & Data

The Annual Cost of U.S. Cybercrime Could Top $100 Billion

Companies aren’t properly incentivized to protect their networks and we’re all paying the price, the Council of Economic Advisers concludes.

Management

A Difficult Reality for Those Who Want to Run Government 'More Like a Business’

Compared to the private sector, public-sector organizations will always be at a disadvantage when it comes to this management pain point.

Sponsor Content

The Path Forward: States Turn the Corner on Cloud Computing

These days, virtually every state has adopted the cloud to some degree. For many organizations, a cloud environment represents the best option for dealing with diverse systems, heavy workloads, and expanding data sets — and this transition is poised to accelerate.

Infrastructure

Iowa’s Costly Tunnels Cause Ongoing Headache for State

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Some want Detroit to exclude a recalcitrant suburban neighbor; Bay Area cities gearing up for autonomous vehicles; New Jersey praised for bail system overhaul; souring tribal relations in an Oklahoma county.

Health & Human Services

Trump’s Historic Medicaid Shift Goes Beyond Work Requirements

All the states requesting Medicaid work requirements are led by Republican governors who tout the “it’s a trampoline, not a hammock” approach to the social services safety net.

Infrastructure

Transit Agency Seeks to End Its Use of an Especially Lonely Job Post

Since Denver’s airport commuter rail line opened two years ago, problems with wireless technology prompted the use of human backups.

Tech & Data

Is the Public Outcry Coming From Your Constituents or Bots?

It’s getting harder to discern fact from fiction online, and public officials will to need to fight bots with bots.

Infrastructure

A Tough Recovery Question After California’s Deadly Mud Disaster

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Madison eyes a connected vehicle project; keeping a winter-weather homeless shelter open in Sacramento; a city in Alaska considers plastic bag ban; and coal ash dumping sites to close in Missouri.

Management

Could Amazon's HQ2 Flip a State?

Democrats could gain politically if the company chooses a city in a battleground state for its second North American headquarters.

Infrastructure

The FCC Could Help Make Good Local Broadband Models Great

Santa Cruz County has taken steps to improve internet accessibility in its rural parts but wants local government to have more of a say in federal and state broadband policy discussions.

Infrastructure

Rural Water Group Pushes for Technical Assistance Funding

Including for so-called "circuit rider” programs that involve experts who visit communities to help them out with drinking water and wastewater issues.

Smart Cities

Stop Saying 'Smart Cities'

Digital stardust won’t magically make future cities more affordable or resilient.

Management

Voting Lines Are Shorter—But Mostly for Whites

Election officials have figured out how to keep voting lines down, but communities of color are still waiting longer to vote.

Public Safety

‘We’re Not Disbanding the Police Department’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A penny-per-pill opioid fee proposal; more waste-storage eyed for Detroit; a new plan to close Rikers Island in N.Y.C.; and Utah shows off its new connected vehicle corridor.

Infrastructure

For Local Governments, Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is a First Step

The proposal may not align perfectly with what many local officials are looking for. But they’re pleased to see it fueling further discussion in D.C. about infrastructure.

Public Safety

The Rush to Replenish Blood Supplies After Mass-Casualty Events

An estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood. Less than 10 percent of that population actually do.

Public Safety

Nearly a Quarter of Confined Juveniles Nationwide Held for Noncriminal Infractions

Percentage of youth in residential facilities for truancy, running away, or supervision violations increases

Management

Spurring Entrepreneurship Starts By Talking With Talent

“If you start with institutions, you get an institutional response…”

Public Safety

Americans Want Jails That Treat First, Punish Second

Poll: “It demonstrates that the American public is ahead of public officials in thinking about what is fair and equitable treatment under the law.”