Management

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge on State Code Copyrights

Georgia holds a copyright for its annotated state code, which sells for $404, and sued to block a website from distributing free copies of the document.

Health & Human Services

A Water-Stressed World Turns to Desalination

Desalination is increasingly being used to provide drinking water around the globe. But it remains expensive and creates its own environmental problems.

Sponsor Content

Smart Cities: Why Leadership Still Trumps Tech

Government is changing as citizen expectations are changing. State and local governments are moving toward smart government but it requires more than just technology.

Public Safety

New Jersey Implements Ride-Share Safety Law

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Republican walkout in the Oregon legislature … Illinois law enforcement concerned about marijuana DUIs… Austin appropriates for new homeless shelter.

Management

Property Rights Claims Against Local Governments Gain Clearer Path to Federal Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned a precedent that has pushed many of the cases into state-level proceedings.

Management

At Work, Expertise Is Falling Out of Favor

These days, it seems, just about all organizations are asking their employees to do more with less. Is that actually a good idea?

Health & Human Services

Hair Braiders Go to Court Over Licensing Requirements

Twenty-seven states do not require licenses for hair braiding, but in Louisiana braiders must complete 500 hours of hands-on training or risk $5,000 fines.

Management

The Lingering, Unresolved Battle Over Short-Term Rentals in One California City

Almost a year after San Diego first passed restrictions on rentals marketed on Airbnb and other platforms, only to rescind them months later, the issue is still unsettled. Now, it has moved to the state Legislature.

Public Safety

Mass Surveillance Is Coming to a City Near You

COMMENTARY | A tech entrepreneur wants to track the residents of a high-crime American community.

Management

City in Florida Will Pay Hackers For Return of System Held Hostage For Three Weeks

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | New York expands charitable bail funds … Former FBI agent indicted for investigation of former Missouri governor … Coalition forms to recall of Los Angeles mayor.

Management

America is Aging and Growing More Diverse, Census Data Shows

“More than four out of every five counties were older in 2018 than in 2010," said one Census Bureau official about new population estimates.

Management

EPA, California Clash Over Breakdown in Fuel Efficiency Standard Talks

Trump administration officials told members of Congress they couldn’t pledge to resume talks with California leaders in an effort to reach a compromise on a national fuel efficiency standard.

Management

‘Peace Cross’ Ruling is Likely to Insulate Older Religious Displays From Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court decision will allow a cross-shaped war memorial on public land in Maryland to stay put. But it has broader implications as well.

Infrastructure

Minimum Wage Still Can’t Pay For A Two-Bedroom Apartment Anywhere

The 30th anniversary edition of the National Low Income Housing Coalition report, “Out of Reach,” shows that housing affordability is getting worse, not better.

Management

Is Burning Trash a Good Way to Handle It? Waste Incineration in Five Charts

COMMENTARY | Emissions from burning waste worsen environmental inequalities, create financial risks for host communities and reduce incentives to adopt more sustainable waste practices.