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.

How States and Cities Can Secure the Internet of Things

As we connect more and more devices, governments must keep an active watch on their network.

Citizen-Centric Technology Means Rethinking Development

NIC’s VP of technology looks ahead to 2018 and explains why state and local CIOs need to move to a "product and platform mentality.”

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.

For Some Local Officials Fighting Opioid Crisis, Feds Are All Talk And Offer Very Little Money

“Declaring a health emergency without offering any additional resources is akin to saying ‘I want to get a job’ but I don’t send in a resume and I don’t go for interviews.”

Local Governments Scramble to Assess Impacts of Tax Proposals

Whether representing a booming urban center, a ritzy suburb, a steel town struggling for growth, or an overtaxed collar county of Chicago, local officials are concerned about the GOP tax plan.

Ohio Seeks to Identify, Help Local Governments Headed for Distress

Detecting trouble early gives states and local governments more flexibility to solve a local government’s fiscal challenges.

Seattle Expects to Save Millions of Dollars Through Right-of-Way Management

“Our first goals were to protect the pavement as an asset and make sure people and visitors to Seattle were able to travel,” said the city’s Project and Construction Coordination Office manager.

Syracuse Mayor Discusses How Tech and Data Intersect on Her City’s Streets

As she prepares to leave office, Stephanie Miner looks back on an innovation-focused municipal agenda and where cities are going in the Trump era.

Small Town Mayor Impeached, Kicked Out of Office, Then Reinstated and Reelected

It was a classic local political power struggle, in miniature perhaps, but still bruising.

Boston’s Smarter 3-1-1 System Is Coming

Residents will soon be able to describe their problem in a sentence or less and have case types suggested to them.

Searching for Solutions After 14 Overdoses and One Death in a Library

A team in Colorado is leveraging cross-sector collaboration to connect members of the community to services that could save their lives.

An App for Citizens (or Health Inspectors) Frustrated With Finding Food Trucks

In an effort to resolve a government health code problem, they also found a way to empower businesses and citizens.

5 Good Reasons Why Local Governments Should Embrace Long-Term Budget Forecasting

There are plenty of reasons why cities and counties focus on short-term fiscal needs. Here are some advantages for those who change that risky mindset.

What America Is Losing as Its Small Towns Struggle

To erode small-town culture is to erode the culture of the nation.

Nobel for Behavioral Science Holds Lessons for Local Governments

Why behavioral science is “changing the way cities around the country design their policies, services, and the moments of choice within them.”

The Necessity of Creating Fictitious People to Improve Digital Government

“When we say as a state, ‘who are our users?,’ we have to segment users out,” according to Georgia’s chief digital officer.

'Risk Is Shifting' for State and Local Employees Planning for Retirement

The changes are taking place in an era when some state and local governments are struggling with pension costs.

When Local Council Members Test the Limits of Their Authority

In most cases, a city or county’s governing body “doesn’t manage day-to-day operations. That’s management’s job.” But the divisions aren’t always clearly defined.