Management

Oregon Republicans Walk Out to Avoid Vote on Climate Change Bill (Again)

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Effort to expel Washington lawmaker accused of domestic terrorism fails … Alabama lawmaker proposes database for concealed carry permits … New Jersey governor proposes fee on businesses for Medicaid reliance.

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How Smart City Investments Can Boost Factories of the Future

An important aspect of any government’s investment in smart technology is the understanding that the benefits don’t end with government alone. In fact, as smart tech takes hold, an entire region can benefit — spring boarding economic development in a region.

Health & Human Services

Clinical Trial Underway for Coronavirus Treatment

It's the first test of a treatment for the virus, which federal officials said Tuesday was likely to continue spreading throughout the United States.

Health & Human Services

Better Rat Control in Cities Starts by Changing Human Behavior

COMMENTARY | Until people change their behavior, they may fail at controlling rat numbers.

Finance

Taxing Internet Ads Could Raise Lots of Money, but Doubts Persist

Maryland could be the first in the nation to tax online ads.

Management

A Plan To Prevent Drunk Drivers From Buying Alcohol

Proposed legislation in Utah would create an "Alcohol-Restricted Individual Program," with both voluntary and court-ordered participation.

Management

Local and State Governments Object to Hosting Coronavirus Patients in Quarantine

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Two deaths at Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans … Arizona governor drops immigration proposal … New Jersey governor announced he will have surgery for a kidney tumor.

Health & Human Services

‘Public Charge’ Rule Targeting Immigrants Takes Effect

Prospective immigrants seeking green cards will be subject to new scrutiny of their wealth and possible reliance on public benefits under a new immigration rule authored by the Trump administration.

Management

Speaking Statistically, This GOP Donor Wants to Convince You that Money Buys Justice in Texas

After losing before the Texas Supreme Court against a big oil company, a wealthy Republican donor concluded that major corporations represented by certain elite law firms are more likely to succeed at the state's high court.

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Supreme Court to Hear Dispute Over Same-Sex Foster Parents

Catholic Social Services is fighting Philadelphia’s decision to stop working with the foster agency because it will not place children with same-sex couples.

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Optimizing the Caseworker

To best support children and families, caseworkers need tools that reflect the financial reality of their clients.

Finance

Thinking Beyond Taxpayer Dollars for Stadium Improvements

COMMENTARY | Municipalities are now significantly less likely to spend public dollars on new stadium development. Owners and public officials are finding different, mutually beneficial partnerships to generate revenue for stadium upgrades.

Health & Human Services

As Suicide Rates Climb, Crisis Centers Expand

Arizona police are guaranteed a drop-off time of no more than 10 minutes.

Management

Eastern Kentucky Has Been Underwater, but You Probably Didn’t Notice

COMMENTARY | Central Appalachia has experienced catastrophic flooding. Most Americans have no idea this natural disaster has been happening.

Management

Washington State Legislation Aims to Make it More Difficult to Shoplift

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Hawaii legislature calls for reconciliation with Native Hawaiians … Long Beach City Council wants more control hiring and firing city employees … Democrats in Maryland say they won’t pass gun bill with mandatory minimums.

Finance

Deep Dive Into State Budgeting Practices Finds Improvements

But circumstances vary widely between states, while pension and health care costs remain a concern.

Health & Human Services

Facing a Foster Care Crisis, One State Seeks to Increase Payments to Foster Parents

A proposal in the West Virginia Legislature would increase monthly payments to foster parents, pay child-placing agencies for finalized adoptions and create a foster parent's bill of rights.

Management

In Mississippi, a New Call to Remove a Confederate Symbol from the State Flag

A bill in the state legislature would establish a flag commission to draw up alternatives.

Management

Hot Hemp Pits States Against Feds

State officials warn new USDA rules could hurt the nascent industry.