Management

Los Angeles City Hall Really Needs a New Graphics Designer

The job requirements surprisingly do not include experience with Microsoft Paint.

Management

Worker-Training Issue Leaves Show Me State Vulnerable This Winter

An important part of the snow-removal process: People to operate the plows.

Management

The Problem With Courting Amazon

When cities compete to attract big employers, the country as a whole suffers.

Sponsor Content

How Modernization Helped Louisiana Improve Efficiency and Service Delivery

State and local governments can no longer depend on legacy systems that hamper efficiency and drive up costs.

Health & Human Services

Homeless Will Now Be Asked: Are You Fleeing Domestic Violence?

For years, advocates have called victims of domestic violence part of the country’s “hidden homeless.” But now, for the first time, they’re being included in the national homelessness count.

Public Safety

A Popular Algorithm Is No Better at Predicting Crimes Than Random People

The COMPAS tool is widely used to assess a defendant’s risk of committing more crimes, but a new study puts its usefulness into perspective.

Management

Trying to Build a Better Election Integrity Commission

The newly formed National Commission for Voter Justice intends to avoid the pitfalls that befell Trump’s group, ensuring transparency and accessibility as it investigates state barriers to voting.

Tech & Data

State CIOs Want Federal Agencies to Get Out of Their Way

NASCIO’s advocacy priorities cite duplicative and conflicting security regulations and audits as a waste of time and money.

Infrastructure

Is 2018 the Year Congress Finally Passes 'Dig Once' Broadband Legislation?

Advocates worry the allure of Trump’s elusive infrastructure package is stalling improved Internet access, particularly in rural America.

Finance

Federal Tax Changes May Prompt State Tax Overhauls

A windfall from the new federal tax law gives many states the flexibility to comprehensively rewrite their own tax codes, something not seen for decades.

Infrastructure

Why 2018 Is an Important Anniversary Year for Arizonans

Many of the Grand Canyon State’s residents are only living there now thanks to this action by Lyndon Johnson 50 years ago.

Infrastructure

What’s the End Game for Bikeshare in America’s Cities?

“What today’s bike sharing players must understand is that it takes a true, dedicated partnership between cities and providers to ensure bike sharing thrives,” according to the co-founder and CEO of Zagster.

Health & Human Services

Senate Republicans Blame Medicaid for the Rise in Opioid Deaths

But the data and the on-the-ground experience of local health officials beg to differ.

Management

Hazy Outlook for Congressional Response to Justice Dept.'s Overhauled Marijuana Guidance

"I don't think we've come together around one particular legislative proposal," according to Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado.

Infrastructure

Do Congressional Earmarks Better Prioritize the Projects States and Localities Need?

The debate over reinstating earmarking on Capitol Hill may come down to who’s best at allocating federal funds: elected officials or bureaucrats.

Smart Cities

North America’s Largest Transit System Is the Acid Test for Electric Buses

“There really has been a convergence of factors over the last four or five years that has made this a really good time for New York to jump in,” according to Proterra's chief commercial officer.

Tech & Data

Bloomberg’s What Works Cities Program Hits a Big Milestone But Its Work Is Far From Done

Reaching its 100-city goal, the network focused on improving data-driven management practices in mid-size municipalities is continuing to foster “sustainability of practice” in city halls.