Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad delivers his annual condition of the state address before a joint session of the Iowa Legislature, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Iowa Gov. Details $110 Million in Budget Cuts; Hope vs. Reality in Olympia

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: More state legislative updates; L.A. legal settlements strain city finances; and Denver police horse euthanized after neglect.

Iowa Gov. Up for Raising Minimum Wage; Wyoming's Record-Low Local Revenue Capacity

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Expanding Baltimore's Howard Street Tunnel; a Michigan county bribery scandal; Dakota Access Pipeline arrests questioned.

Navigator Award Finalist: Jason Kemp and Team, Home Base Iowa

Helping military veterans and families advance their careers through government collaboration, while also shrinking the Hawkeye State’s skills gap.

Is Public Corruption Becoming More or Less Common in the U.S.?

A recently published academic study takes a look at that.

Data Reveal Progress on Online Voter Registration in These States

Here's how states are trying to maximize efficiency for election officials and facilitate the registration process for voters.

Iowa's Data Center Appeal

The state has used tax incentives to make construction more attractive.

Is America's Deficient Bridge Problem Getting Better or Worse?

Federal data show the number of "structurally deficient" bridges in the nation has declined since 2005. But about 60,000 still need critical repairs.

Securing the Border in Texas With More Cameras; A Solution for Flint's Lead Problem?

Also: A one-person anti-bullying office in Iowa and a godly natural disaster-prevention plan in Tennessee

Seattle’s Rubber Antennas Spark Privacy Concerns; Dark Fiber Obligations in West Virginia?

Also: A new California state worker survey and Cedar Rapid’s hazardous materials highway.

Some States Focus on Residencies to Address Doctor Shortages

The positions help states that have spent millions of dollars to train medical students keep them.

Iowa Makes a Bold Admission: We Need Fewer Roads

The state’s DOT chief recently predicted the road system “is going to shrink.”

Why This Iowa Town Is Raffling Off the Chance to Tase a Public Official

A police chief explains.

Iowa City Looks to Curb E-Cigarette Use in Smoke-Free Zones

If local leaders approve legislation, Iowa’s fifth-largest city would follow other jurisdictions that have restricted electronic cigarettes.

Open Meetings Laws Under Scrutiny in Many States

As Alabama looks to close a quorum loophole, other open meetings changes are considered in states like Michigan and Illinois.