Infrastructure

California Utilities Feel Heat as State Burns

Fire investigators continue to look at the possible role power equipment may have played in starting the state’s deadliest wildfire on record.

Infrastructure

Our National Infrastructure Problem Is Also a Mindset Problem

COMMENTARY | Pressing infrastructure concerns require a mental shift — a return to nature.

Sponsor Content

The Evolving Role of the State CIO

This year’s election cycle will bring in a new group of state CIOs, which presents both opportunities and challenges for the CIO community.

Management

Electric Scooters Have Been Burned, Buried and Butchered. They’re About to Be Regulated.

Lots of state lawmakers are looking at taking up the issue of the popular—and, to some, problematic—transportation option during their upcoming sessions.

Management

Amazon Is Ready to Make Its HQ2 Picks Official

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | California’s deadliest wildfire on record … recession worries as Nevada’s economy hums along … why Santa Fe really needs a city engineer … and more confirmed measles cases in Mich.

Management

Public Access Channels Threatened Under FCC Proposal, Advocates Say

Proponents, however, argue changes are needed because localities charge licensing fees at the expense of cable companies’ efforts to expand broadband access.

Management

Every City Should Have a Toy Library

The “toyery” once made play a part of civic infrastructure. It’s time to bring it back.

Smart Cities

A Neighborhood-Driven Approach to ‘Smart City’ Technology

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: José Serrano-McClain, former Project Manager, NYCx, Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer, City of New York.

Finance

A Bipartisan Legislative Initiative to Address a Bleak State Budget Situation

COMMENTARY | Any fiscal expert looking at New Jersey’s budget situation would quickly come to the conclusion that the underfunded pension system is the place to start, the state’s former comptroller and budget director says.

Management

Three Reasons Your Career Has Stalled

Think about the "pandas," the problems that seem small or inconsequential, but can impede career progress.

Management

After Midterms, Democrats Now Hold a Majority of State AG Offices

“They’ve been very aggressive, banding together across state lines to challenge a variety of policies,” one expert said about Democratic responses to the Trump administration.

Management

Environmentalists Say the Time to Act on Climate Is Now. Voters Aren’t So Sure.

Environmentalists say the state level still might be the best place to seek changes, though not necessarily at the ballot box, where the energy industry remains a fierce and well-funded foe.

Management

Developing a Talent Pipeline in a Geographically Isolated Economy

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Alaska State Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, District 35

Public Safety

More Than 200 Still Missing as Wildfire Death Toll Rises in Northern California

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Short-term rental crackdown in N.Y.C. … ‘Michigan left’ turns to expand in Tucson … and a small town’s big sewage leak.

Management

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s War on Gerrymandering Is Just Beginning

The former California governor helped support multiple ballot measures this year that will change how legislative districts are drawn. He already has his eye on more reforms in 2020.

Health & Human Services

A New Approach for Families Experiencing Homelessness In Boston

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER: Annissa Essaibi-George, Boston City Councilor, City of Boston, Massachusetts.

Tech & Data

How Baltimore and Tulsa Are Using Data to Foster Community

“The great thing people need to understand about data—and this was the incorrect understanding I had at first—is it is not about efficiency,” said Tulsa’s mayor.

Management

From Pensions to Pot, Lawmakers Outline Post-Election Priorities

“I think this is where the action is going to be,” says one expert, referring to state legislatures in the coming months.