8 Ways to Improve Communication In Your Office

There is nothing more important to master than our ability to effectively communicate with each other in pursuit of advancing organizational and individual goals.

U.S. Mayors Push for Dream Act by Year’s End

Democratic senators signaled they’re willing to increase border security to get a deal done, so long as a “pathway to citizenship” is assured and additional immigration enforcement provisions tabled.

How to Avoid a Sexual Harassment Claim

Not only do you not engage in unwelcome behaviors, you understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that no one else engages in them.

Trump Shrinks Two National Monuments in Utah

The decision significantly reduces public land designated by prior presidents.

Supreme Court Will Hear 2 Cases Impacting State Government This Week

From the Tenth Amendment to the First, civil rights to states rights, a lot is at stake for state and local governments.

Gig Economy Gives Child Support Scofflaws a Place to Hide

Even in states where employers are required to report contractors, companies such as Uber and Lyft still aren’t following the rules, and state officials have few ways to make them comply.

Justice Department, Chicago Continue Their Immigration Compliance Dance

A month after the Trump administration was stopped from withholding public safety funds from the city for its “sanctuary” policies, it’s now targeting a different law enforcement grant.

The Red-State Revolt Spreads to Oklahoma

Republican voters soured on tax cuts in Kansas. Now a similar budget crisis is playing out in Oklahoma, and in a string of special-election wins, Democrats are taking advantage.

Fresno Officials Offer Amazon an Unusual Set of Keys to the City

As Chicago dangles $1.32 billion in personal income tax diversions in hopes to land the HQ2, a bid from California's fifth-largest city promises something very different.

Is America’s ‘Best Idea’ at Stake?

Republicans and the Trump administration are trying to reduce the number of national monuments, which would put once-protected land up for commercial use.

Public Defenders Fight Back Against Budget Cuts, Growing Caseloads

Public defenders say the funding problem they’ve been shouting about for years is at a crisis point.

Detention Push Ignites New Deportation Battles

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a $1.2 billion plan to increase detention beds by 50 percent to about 51,000 by 2018.

The Disappearing Right to Earn a Living

Want to become a florist in Louisiana? A home-entertainment installer in Connecticut? Or a barber anywhere? You’re going to need a license for that—and it’s going to cost you.

2017 Navigator Awards: Our 10 Winners

Route Fifty is honored to recognize these 10 outstanding individuals and teams working in or with state and local governments.