STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A ‘sea change’ for Vermont gun politics; Trump slams Calif. law enforcement agencies; major flooding on many rivers in Midwest; PennDOT urges patience on potholes; and Sacramento mayor pushes major ‘tiny’ house plan.
“There is a greater value to the data we maintain as a city than we anticipated,” according to the city’s chief innovation officer.
An important part of the snow-removal process: People to operate the plows.
In the months ahead, local government leaders plan to build upon technology now deployed along the downtown streetcar line.
After a Missouri law took effect on Monday, the wage floor in the city was reduced to $7.70 per hour after three months at $10 per hour—the latest case of a state cracking down on a city that had enacted a progressive policy.
“It’s becoming quite obvious that if you’re not connected, you’re falling behind,” Kansas City Mayor Sly James said.
Gov. Eric Greitens announced the details of his program—which notably neither doctors, nor pharmacists will be able to access—in an executive order announcement on Monday.
The Missouri Civil War Museum agreed to dismantle the memorial by Friday.
The Tax Foundation has new rankings and an interactive tool that look at the taxes states levy on a pack of smokes and changes in state cigarette tax revenue over the years.
In a class-action lawsuit filed Thursday, a group of defendants argued the state’s public-defender system is too underfunded and overworked to meet the Sixth Amendment’s standards.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: More sanitation troubles in Michigan prisons; Baltimore minimum wage bill; and lieutenant governor position may be axed in Illinois.
Between 1980 and 2015, voters approved nearly 70 percent of the 32 tobacco tax hikes that appeared on statewide ballots. But this time was different.
Also in our State and Local Daily News Digest: Feds vs. polygamous towns in Ariz. and Utah; Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s appeal in N.D.; and N.Y.C.’s Second Ave. Subway nearly ready.
The National Recreation and Park Association teamed up with St. Louis' regional parks and trails district to create a community center.
Looking to improve agency customer service? The City of Fountains provides great case studies that showcase an impressive transformation.
Building sensor networks seems like the most difficult step, but that’s just the start on the long road to a smarter local government.
Missouri Does Away With Concealed Handgun Permit Requirement; Indiana Plan to Limit Pensions for Employees: Trick Them
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: LinkNYC halts free Wi-Fi due to bad behavior; Alaska needs LNG buyers for record public works project; and receding water costs Massachusetts city
The NRA is among those pushing for lawmakers to reject Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto.
Amid a funding crisis, Missouri’s top public defender appointed Governor Jay Nixon to represent a poor client.
“Unfortunately most of us mayors have very little ability to impact the proliferation of guns on our streets, because our state legislatures rob us of that,” according to Mayor Sly James.
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