From the Editor

Ready for Download: ‘The Infrastructure Quandary’ Special Report

Route Fifty examines the challenges to finance vital improvements for transportation and public works projects around the nation.

We Covered a Lot of Ground Last Year. Explore Our Route Fifty 2016 Newsmap.

Navigate more than 400 of our articles, features, dispatches and blog posts on U.S. states and localities, from Minot to Miami and so many other places in-between.

Download Our New Ebook: Challenges and Opportunities for Data-Driven Local Governments

Included are stories about the use of data in the governments of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; Kansas City, Missouri; Syracuse, New York; and New Orleans.

What to Expect Next From Route Fifty’s Navigator Awards

Starting in September, we’ll be rolling out our 50 finalists by category.

Reminder: Nominations for Navigator Awards Remain Open Through Aug. 15

Know of a great example of how a good idea was implemented to benefit state or local government? We’re looking to profile our 50 Navigator Awards finalists starting later this summer.

Download Our New Ebook: ‘Current Challenges, Great Ideas and Big Issues Shaping U.S. Counties’

Headed to the 81st annual National Association of Counties Conference and Exposition in Long Beach, California, this month? Check out our new ebook on U.S. counties.

Next Steps for the Route Fifty ‘Navigator Awards’

Register and watch a special viewcast on Wednesday, July 13. We’ll discuss how we’re evaluating potential finalists, look at some of the common management challenges that state, county and municipal governments are facing and how cross-sector collaboration is helping to implement good ideas.

Nominations Deadline Extended for Route Fifty Navigator Awards

We’re looking to honor 50 individuals and teams in state and local government from around the United States who have demonstrated excellence in implementing great ideas. Enter by Friday, July 1!

Route Fifty Roadmap: Wheeling, West Virginia

How do cities like Wheeling, which thrived under different circumstances, find their place in a complex global economy and attract needed investment?

Examining the Risks and Realities Facing Cybersecurity Decision-Makers

ROUTE FIFTY SPECIAL REPORT: We take a look at issues like state budgeting for cyber defense, intergovernmental coordination, analytics and training for effective cyber response.

Download Route Fifty’s New State and Local Government Workforce Ebook

We examine issues like civil service reform and recruiting and retaining top talent and feature an interview with New York City’s first chief analytics officer about data and performance management.

Route Fifty’s New iPhone App Is Ready to Download

5 Things, a new feature for mobile readers, is a roundup of important state and local government news from around the nation we think you should read.

Route Fifty Wins 2016 Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Website

“I’m honored that our hard work, high-quality journalism and sharp-looking website have been recognized by the judges,” says Executive Editor Michael Grass.

What's On Tap for Route Fifty's Webcast on Police Body Camera Programs?

Register for our upcoming panel discussion: 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Route Fifty’s New E-Book, ‘Budgeting Challenges and Opportunities,’ Is Ready for Download

What are some of the good ideas and best practices to successfully manage state and local government finances?

Does Your State or Local Government Have a Great Story to Share?

Route Fifty’s door is always open to interesting proposals detailing challenges, opportunities and solutions that other state capitols, city halls and county administration buildings can learn from.

Coming Jan. 20: A Viewcast on Route Fifty’s State and Local Government Management Challenges Survey

Mark your calendars: We’ll be releasing the results of a survey of more than 900 state and local government leaders, employees and other public sector practitioners. Register and tune in.

Route Fifty Covered a Lot of Ground in 2015 … And We Mapped Our Coverage

From Albuquerque to Bangor to Grand Forks to Kansas City to San Luis Obispo to Raleigh and beyond, navigate Route Fifty’s news stories from around the United States on our news map.

Download Route Fifty’s Latest E-Book, ‘Innovation in Action: Vol. 6’

We featured five stories ranging from emergency management to data analytics.

What’s the Coolest Idea, Project or Program You’ve Seen in Another Local Government?

We want to hear from you. Especially if you’re at ICMA!

Download Our Route Fifty-ICMA E-Book: ‘What’s Next in Local Government?’

Headed to Seattle for ICMA’s annual conference? Read our special report.

Route Fifty City-County Roadtrip Recap: Baltimore City Hall’s Tough Year

Charm City has faced significant challenges in 2015, relations with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan are tense and the road to recovery is unclear.

Route Fifty City-County Roadtrip Recap: The Start of a Great Summer Adventure

An exhausting Sunday journey: Driving 18.5 hours, crossing 33 county borders and stopping in more than 10 cities and counties. And that’s just the first leg.

Coming Soon: Route Fifty’s Crazy One-Day City-County Summer Roadtrip

A trip through Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania was strangely inspired by a recent visit to a Seattle library.

Download Route Fifty’s Newest eBook, ‘Innovation in Action: Vol. 5’

The next volume of our eBook series includes stories from places like Los Angeles, Oneida County, N.Y., and Colorado.

Welcome to Route Fifty

Last year, we launched GovExec State & Local. Now we’ve expanded our team, built a new digital home and are energized even more to connect the ideas and people advancing state, county and municipal government across the United States.