Infrastructure

Booming U.S. Cities Are Fueling the Rise of Super Commuting

These days, it's not uncommon for workers headed to New York City to start their day 90 miles away in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Health & Human Services

Experts Question Feasibility of SNAP Work Requirements Plan

“If we want to do this, let’s do it well,” according to Pete Weber of the Fresno Bridge Academy. “What’s being proposed needs some adjustments.”

Infrastructure

Cities Competing to Conserve the Most Water

Since its inception seven years ago, the National Water Pledge Campaign has collected more than 1.6 million commitments to conserve more than 8 billion gallons.

Sponsor Content

Smooth rollout for Rhode Island’s modernized DMV computer system

Rhode Island citizens are enjoying a new experience at the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) — shorter, quicker lines —thanks to the successful modernization of Rhode Island’s DMV computer system, which went live in July 2017.

Public Safety

The Pentagon Is Making a Ray Gun to Stop Truck Attacks

A device that resembles an old phonograph may soon be used to jam and shut down vehicles like the one that killed 10 people in Toronto.

Tech & Data

Oklahoma Aims to Boost Its Economy by Solving Government Problems

The state’s tech team has an ambitious plan to fuel the state’s technology sector; it’s early, but they may be on to something.

Smart Cities

Instantaneously Linking 3-1-1 Callers to Translators

With its Language Access Plan, Pittsburgh’s goal is “to assist all residents and to provide access to all resources.”

Public Safety

'Precipitation Whiplash' in California

Climate change will put the Golden State in a destructive cycle of floods and droughts.

Management

N.M. Supreme Court Just Threw Out 10 Vetoes From Governor

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Lansing awarded prize most cities don’t want … D.C. food truck regulatory apology … Tenn. short-term rental bill … and Colo. DOT’s marijuana study.

Tech & Data

CISO-as-a-Service’s Fate Will Be Decided by Michigan’s Localities

The pilot has helped 11 jurisdictions obtain cybersecurity expertise they wouldn’t otherwise have, Washtenaw County’s innovations and process improvement manager explains.

Finance

Utah Adds Long-Term Budgeting to Its Planning Strategies

New law builds on earlier steps toward better fiscal management

Finance

New Study Grades State Government Spending Websites

Ohio and West Virginia were among the states that fared well in the rankings.

Health & Human Services

Kansas Birth Rate Drops to All-Time Low

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | LePage relents on Maine road sign dispute … Boca Raton mayor arrested … San Antonio smart city proving ground … Conn. school closures … and a new vets-only safe parking program.

Finance

Local Leaders Visit D.C. to Oppose Possible Spending Clawbacks, Cuts

Mayors and others who took part in the lobbying effort are part of a newly formed coalition of small and mid-sized communities.

Tech & Data

When the FBI Calls to Say Your State Has Been Hacked By Iran

Indiana CIO Dewand Neely shares how his state came to be named in “one of the largest state-sponsored hacking campaigns ever prosecuted.”

Smart Cities

Coming Soon to Ann Arbor: Driverless Bus Shuttles on Campus

The University of Michigan believes it’s the first to deploy AVs on a college campus.

Infrastructure

Tech Lessons Learned From the Devastation of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands' CIOs discussed data security, relationships with wireless carriers and next-level training at NASCIO’s midyear conference.

Tech & Data

How Hackers Could Cause Chaos on America's Roads and Railways

Many state and local government officials are only now waking up to the threat from cyberattackers and realizing they need to beef up their defenses.

Finance

Kraken Crypto Exchange Responds to New York Attorney General in Snarky Way

There's a historical grudge that the crypto industry holds with regulators in the Empire State.

Health & Human Services

29 Local Governments Selected for Childhood Development Partnership

Communities selected for StriveTogether have demonstrated a commitment to ensuring kids have a strong start in life.