“You don’t need to drive a Tesla to benefit from the green dividend,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo.
Many West Coast localities still struggle with certain types of dangerous buildings.
Tech & Data
Companies aren’t properly incentivized to protect their networks and we’re all paying the price, the Council of Economic Advisers concludes.
Compared to the private sector, public-sector organizations will always be at a disadvantage when it comes to this management pain point.
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
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.
Since Denver’s airport commuter rail line opened two years ago, problems with wireless technology prompted the use of human backups.
Tech & Data
It’s getting harder to discern fact from fiction online, and public officials will to need to fight bots with bots.
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.
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.
Including for so-called "circuit rider” programs that involve experts who visit communities to help them out with drinking water and wastewater issues.
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.
An estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood. Less than 10 percent of that population actually do.
Percentage of youth in residential facilities for truancy, running away, or supervision violations increases
“If you start with institutions, you get an institutional response…”
Poll: “It demonstrates that the American public is ahead of public officials in thinking about what is fair and equitable treatment under the law.”
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