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We can't rely on the free market to fix our workforce—here's what works.
, Special to Route Fifty
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: State budget updates; N.Y.C. crippled by subway overcrowding; and N.C. GOP pursue impeachment.
In Arkansas, 61 percent of all children get their health insurance coverage through the program. How does your state or local area compare?
The state’s plan to put several prisoners to death before its drugs expire runs into legal trouble that could reshape death penalty cases.
, The Atlantic
Making the case for city planners to think more like farmers and encourage development that will be the most beneficial to a municipal budget.
The Ark-Tex Council of Governments hopes a satellite-based alternate path will keep 911 running smoothly during natural disasters like earthquakes that could sever terrestrial fiber lines.
Arkansas, Oregon and Washington state checked in with top economic gains in the first quarter of the year, at 3.9 percent, new data show.
Procurement reforms, innovation teams and testing policies are a few recommendations from experts at NASCIO’s midyear conference in Baltimore.
And its cybersecurity strategy protected $17 million from phishing attacks.
Lack of training and resources challenge U.S. municipalities trying to improve their decisionmaking processes, according to a new What Works Cities report.
Public library systems, water systems, law enforcement and health departments have all been recently targeted by the cyberattack tactic.
With 80 percent of the state’s licensed drivers using IDrive, scalability is a necessity.
Mississippi has one of the highest teen-pregnancy rates in the country. So in 2014, the state passed a law that requires public colleges to teach students how to avoid unplanned pregnancies.
- By The Pew Charitable Trusts
Taking initiatives to voters could help, but all the national funds supporting them may undermine local control.
, Center for Public Integrity
Republican heads of state are turning away those fleeing the civil war, while Jeb Bush suggests only welcoming Christians.
, The Atlantic
Also: Salt Lake charter school teachers are ‘unqualified,’ not sticking around and judge orders Arkansas to reveal the identity of its execution-drug supplier.
Also: Jersey City transgender employees win expanded benefits and damning data on racial profiling piles up in Connecticut.
The fairest structures generally have lower sales and excise taxes, a new WalletHub survey shows.
Also: Battles over Ohio’s marijuana ballot initiatives and more wildfires in California.
The state is improving citizen engagement by increasing its likelihood of capturing mobile users with readily available government services.
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