Running an IT Enterprise Like a Baseball Team Owner

Virginia CIO Nelson Moe is helping the Commonwealth turn the page and reinvent its IT infrastructure.

Charlottesville Mayor Apologizes to Council, Will Surrender ‘Some of His Assumed Autonomy’

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | South Dakota’s English-only law; Kentucky pension battle lines drawn; and Seattle’s expensive home prices.

War on Opioids Moves to Veterinarians’ Offices

Some states are taking the war on opioids into veterinarians’ offices, aiming to prevent people who are addicted to opioids from using their pets to procure drugs for their own use.

Could Police Have Prevented Bloodshed in Charlottesville?

Neo-Nazis and counter-protesters alike think that local and state police should have done a better job keeping violence from breaking out over the weekend.

Charlottesville Mayor Says of Trump: ‘When You Dance With the Devil ... the Devil Changes You’

STATE AND LOCAL WEEKEND ROUNDUP | ‘Budget deferrals and other government legerdemain’ in Texas; Lexington, Ky. mayor wants to relocate Confederate statues; and Minnesota's renovated State Capitol officially reopens.

Va. Gov. Tells White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis to ‘Go Home’ After Terror Attack

Having declared a state of emergency already, Terry McAuliffe and local officials were left wrestling with three deaths and a president reluctant to blame those responsible.

The States That Tax Cigarettes at the Highest and Lowest Rates

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.

Richmond Mayor Calls Council Move an ‘Overreach of Legislative Authority’

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Boise River flood emergency; Trump taps Texas mayor for HUD post; and tablet computers for Colorado inmates.

Economic Development in Virginia’s Coalfields Region Is a ‘Little Like Fishing’

“The economic situation didn’t happen overnight and it’s not going to be cured overnight,” according to Carl Snodgrass, an economic development official in Wise County.

Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Blocked on Medicaid Expansion. Again.

“By refusing to expand the program, we’ve forfeited $10.4 billion and we will continue to forego $6.6 million every day we do not take action,” according to the Democratic governor.

Virginia Governor Sets Veto Record

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Oroville Dam repairs slow going; Utah gov. eyes public lands; Wyoming city official doubles as track star.

Will Trump’s Budget Call for Axing an Agency That Works to Assist Appalachia?

Such a plan would align with previous proposals from GOP lawmakers and the Heritage Foundation.

Cybersecurity Education Heads to the Cloud in Virginia

Still in its infancy, the Virginia Cyber Range has partnered with Amazon to scale its closed-network training environment to the colleges, universities and even high schools that want it.

Grandfathering Norfolk’s Imaginary Parking Spaces; Feds Reverse Stance on Texas Voter ID Rules

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Michigan E-Verify proposal for contractors; battle over Boston’s iconic Citgo sign; and carving out exceptions for Kentucky truck weight rules.

Virginia Poised to Lead on Risk Analysis of State Pension Investments

In recent decades, state pension funds across the country have shifted to more complex investments with greater exposure to financial market volatility.

Purdue Pharma Funds Prescription Monitoring Program Upgrade In Virginia

The $3.1 million grant comes just one week after a Washington city announced it will sue the company for neglecting black market trafficking of its drug, OxyContin.

Virginia Lawmaker Wants Answers on Whether D.C.'s Metro System Is Ready for a Cyberattack

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner: "I am concerned that WMATA may represent a particularly enticing target for more advanced threats."

What's Behind the New Wave of Transgender 'Bathroom Bills'

Lawmakers in Texas, Kentucky, and Virginia are the latest to propose legislation that replicates North Carolina’s controversial law—despite the risk of backlash.

Virginia Gov. Calls for Review of Driver’s License Suspension Practice

Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s three-part criminal justice reform proposal would also raise Virginia’s felony theft threshold for the first time since 1980.