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

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.

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

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.”

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.

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.

Smart Cities

What Cities Need to Know About Chatbots and Data Security

Chatbots make city services more efficient, but are they safe to use?

Finance

Why More School Districts Are Holding Class Just Four Days a Week

Today school districts in parts of 22 states use a four-day week, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Management

The Glass-Half-Full Way to Prep for the State and Local ‘Silver Tsunami’

A single retirement or multiple departures of experienced staffers don’t necessarily need to be scary for public-sector organizations.

Management

Colorado Localities Challenge Energy Giants With New Lawsuit

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Curbing Atlanta City Hall’s “culture of political interference” … N.Y.C. officials look to boost Airbnb enforcement … more GOP leaders want Mo. governor to resign … and Pa. Turnpike to get “delicious vegan cookies.”

Finance

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Online Sales Tax Case

It will now be up to the court to decide whether to reverse a legal precedent that dates back to an era before internet sales.

Finance

Community-Driven Approaches to Equity to Receive $10M to Grow

The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have teamed up to create the Communities Thrive Challenge, which will have 10 winners.

Health & Human Services

The Mice of N.Y.C. May Be Contributing to Antibiotic Resistance

There's evidence they carry pathogens that make us sick, and some microbial genes capable of making bacteria resistant to certain antibiotics.