Health & Human Services

Kentucky Official Says State Is Safe to Visit Amid Outbreak

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Asian tick’s New Jersey foothold … Ohio cities find compromise on telecom bill … North Dakota governor covers costs of his official travel … and Kauai recovers.

Infrastructure

Why a Dallas Ordinance Has Bike-Share Companies Worried

The draft, up for discussion May 16, doesn’t mandate dockless bike sharing and includes a per-bike fee on companies to limit oversaturation.

Sponsor Content

The Comprehensive Guide to E-Signatures for Government Contracting

Government has achieved impressive examples of savings and efficiencies by going digital with e-contracting processes. However, many procurement processes are still executed on paper. All levels of government need to be able to exchange, negotiate and sign contracts without the costs and inefficiencies of paper.

Public Safety

Virginia’s New 9-1-1 Law Has Origins in High School Classroom

Last week, Gov. Ralph Northam approved legislation that emerged as a lawmaking exercise by students.

Management

Public Spaces and Local Democracy

COMMENTARY | The ongoing political battle over Civil War monuments—and the public spaces they reside in—reflects a disconnect over civic expression and our public spaces.

Health & Human Services

Another State Cracking Down on Fake Service Dogs

But the lack of unified certification indicating that a dog has received specialized training makes enforcement difficult.

Infrastructure

This Electric Scooter Mayhem Sounds Just Like When Cars Were First Introduced

Scooters are not killers (yet), but the anger they’ve inspired echoes that which accompanied the arrival of the first automobiles.

Management

Alaska Lawmakers Send United Message to Feds on Legal Weed

The recent action at the State Capitol in Juneau echoes sentiments nationally about the use and regulation of cannabis.

Smart Cities

Pittsburgh Airport Partnership Will Create Testing Ground for New Technology

Artificial intelligence could soon make its way into the aviation space through a collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University.

Sponsor Content

Success with E-Signatures in State and Local Government

To achieve true digital transformation, your strategy should include electronic signatures. Many government agencies are already reaping the benefits.

Infrastructure

Chicago OKs Punitive Strategy to Curb Double-Parking Drivers

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | More subpoenas expected at Atlanta City Hall … Michigan lawmaker perplexed by teacher shortage … Colorado River dispute … and beachfront property owners don’t like the idea of “managed retreat.”

Infrastructure

Dispute Over Florida Passenger Rail Project Gets Airing in Congress

The rail controversy has lawmakers raising questions about guidelines for tax-exempt private activity bonds.

Management

New York’s Double-Jeopardy Loophole

The state attorney general asked the legislature to change state law so that the president or his associates could be tried in New York even if pardoned under federal law.

Tech & Data

6 Steps for Fast Government Project Deployment Using Agile Development

Many project managers are realizing that the fastest way to get their digital projects off the ground is through agile development.

Management

Tens of Thousands of Fish Travel by Truck Between Great Lakes States

“There has to be a cooperative spirit or it just flat-out won’t work,” according to Ed Eisch, fish production program manager for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Management

5 U.S. Cities Named Finalists for Engaged Cities Award

These localities have done “significant work with citizens to tackle a public problem, clear evidence of impact, and potential to apply the strategy to other problems and geographies.”

Management

A New Plot Twist in Cincinnati’s Ongoing City Hall Soap Opera

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Mo. governor wants restraining order against state AG … Fla. bridge collapse prompts safety reviews elsewhere … Mich. is a PFAS hotspot … and Puerto Rico is without power, again.

Public Safety

Lawmakers Push for Program to Improve Urban Flood Hazard Maps

Bipartisan legislation would create a four-year pilot project within the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Health & Human Services

A Legal Quirk Means You Can Be Dead in New York But Alive in New Jersey

All 50 states recognize that someone is legally dead once they are brain dead, but the Garden State has a rather large exemption.