Finance

When You Give Alaskans a Universal Basic Income, They Still Keep Working

Public support for the Alaska Permanent Fund has deepened in the past generation, despite the prospect of raising taxes.

Finance

Seeking Startups in the Heartland

Venture capitalists look to encourage entrepreneurship in the “other” 47 states.

Management

'Federally Supported, State Managed, Locally Executed' Disaster Recovery

FEMA wants state and local governments to play a 'larger role' post-disaster while shifting those funds to mitigation.

Health & Human Services

Why Police Backing Is Key to Needle Exchanges

Nationwide, the list of syringe exchanges, both official and unofficial, has grown by about 15 percent a year for the past three years, with the fastest growth in Kentucky, North Carolina and Ohio.

Health & Human Services

The Opioid Epidemic Has Cost the U.S. More Than $1 Trillion

Most of the financial cost of the crisis came in the form of lost earning and productivity potential for those who had died.

Public Safety

Chicago Mayor Wants to Close a ‘Giant Loophole’ for Carjacking Offenders

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Delaware governor’s open data executive order; an uptick in STDs in Oregon; and a massive California guinea pig rescue.

Finance

Trump's Budget Repeats Calls for Slashing State and Local Programs

The proposal appears to be out of step with previous actions by Congress and a new two-year budget deal enacted last week.

Finance

Pittsburgh’s Finances Reach an Important Milestone

The city’s recovery has “captured the attention of the nation, and, frankly, the world,” according to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

Finance

Congress May Resurrect Earmarks. In Some States, They Never Went Away

States say earmarks unclog the wheels of government. But what about wasteful spending?

Management

Contempt for Court

Republican lawmakers are increasingly showing disdain for decisions made by the judicial branch—and by extension the rule of law.

Management

Why Amazon Can’t Pick Dallas, Austin or Atlanta for Its HQ2

It’s morally imperative that Jeff Bezos throw out these three bids and instead set his sights on a city that will be a home to everyone—one that truly values inclusivity and diversity.

Management

Nashville’s Embattled Mayor: ‘Failure May Be Instructive’ But It’s Also ‘Humbling and Humiliating’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Creator of Showtime TV series responds to Boston city councilor’s criticism; 4-day school weeks in Oklahoma; Georgia planning truck-only highway; and Canada’s prime minister goes hiking with L.A.’s mayor.

Infrastructure

The White House Is Finally Revealing Its Infrastructure Plan

States and localities would play a big role in reaching the Trump administration's $1.5 trillion goal for investment in public works.

Public Safety

Motorcycle Lane-Splitting: Safe or Scary?

Opponents and supporters of the practice say their approach is safest—for drivers and motorcyclists alike.

Management

The Government Gets Into the Church-Rebuilding Business

A provision tucked into the budget bill requires FEMA to treat religious institutions like other nonprofits.

Tech & Data

Welcome Robot Overlords! Now We Can Get Some Real Work Done.

Despite tech transforming government, public employees aren’t concerned for their jobs. Maybe because it’s letting them focus on the work they signed up for.