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In the past two months, the nation’s third-largest city has seen nearly $100 million in judgements from lawsuits involving local law enforcement.
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.
Kirk Lonbom takes the helm at critical time for Illinois’ revitalized Department of Innovation and Technology.
As the Trump administration looks to tie immigration enforcement compliance to federal grant funding, the U.S. attorney general continues to grumble about the nation’s third-largest city.
Rahm Emanuel made his case at the U.S. Conference of Mayors summer leadership meeting, while encouraging colleagues to get creative with investment.
The Windy City plans to sue the federal government and “will continue to stand up to President Trump and his Justice Department.”
We can't rely on the free market to fix our workforce—here's what works.
, Special to Route Fifty
July 26, 2017
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Boulder’s bear problem; a Charlotte sit-in; San Diego’s losing Styrofoam venture
Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy thinks emotional well-being can help reduce gun deaths.
, The Atlantic
June 25, 2017
As Congress steps back on supporting small business employee retirement accounts, the state treasurers from Illinois and Oregon point out the need to continue forward.
, Special to Route Fifty
June 21, 2017
Also in our State and Local Weekend News Digest: Latino homelessness surges in L.A. County; clogged drain pipes flood N.C. town for 2nd time in 3 weeks; and Alaska’s struggle to fund homes for senior citizens.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Kentucky AG looks at governor’s possible “personal enrichment”; ACLU sues Delaware town over code enforcement; and San José’s alternate energy action.
In the nation’s third-largest city, municipal buildings accounted for 1.8 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 2016.
“We should be outraged at the invasion that’s being allowed on our most intimate means of communication,” according to a Republican state senator from Minnesota.
April 2, 2017
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: California’s big infrastructure funding proposal; Bridgegate sentencing; and Nevada’s state worker unionization bill.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Tennessee sues feds over refugee resettlement; Texas lawmakers target local taxes; and Jacksonville’s battle with Formosan termites.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Army of volunteers saves Colorado town from fire; Maine considers state pension income tax exemption; and Baltimore tentatively increases minimum wage.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Arizona proposal on protesters decried by free speech advocates; whooping cough outbreak in Kentucky; activists shut down Portland City Council meeting.
According to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his city “will not stand by while a company takes advantage of our taxpayers, and I hope that this serves as a warning to other companies.”
Budgetary crisis aside, the Department of Innovation & Technology is finding ways to to innovate and transform its operations.
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