Infrastructure

Will the FCC’s Small Cell Order Hinder 5G Deployment?

If cities are to be 5G hubs and close their digital divides, they should be freed up to build out networks, policy experts argued Tuesday.

Management

Are We Living Through Climate Change’s Worst-Case Scenario?

“We’re a lot closer than we should be,” one Stanford scientist warned.

Sponsor Content

Inside the Disaster Zone

When disaster strikes, citizens look to federal, state and local emergency responders to return their lives and communities to normalcy. Government can’t do it alone.

Management

New Efforts Will Push Redistricting Reform in States

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Barack Obama don’t agree on much—but they’ve both turned gerrymandering into their main political cause for the years ahead.

Management

Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration's Citizenship Question on Census

State and local governments are among the groups that have objected to the Census asking about citizenship status.

Management

Tens of Thousands of Teachers Strike in L.A. as Negotiations Stall

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A handful of new governors are sworn in … N.Y.C. pursues illegal hotels in new lawsuit … and FBI raids Scranton City Hall, mayor’s house.

Tech & Data

Measuring Bike and Pedestrian Traffic to Make Better Roads

Once collected, this data could end up capturing patterns that planners hadn’t anticipate.

Finance

The Truth About the Gig Economy

Uber and similar companies aren’t driving huge changes in the way that Americans make a living.

Management

Airports Are Feeling the Shutdown Pressure

Call outs among Transportation Security Administration employees have jumped in recent days.

Management

Urban Sheriffs Flee ICE Program as Small Counties Join Trump’s Deportation Push

An earlier increase in arrests related to the 287(g) program has slowed as more big-city sheriffs back out.

Public Safety

Florida’s New Governor Wants to Oust Another Local Official

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Albuquerque crime decrease … Baltimore’s new online nudge … and “thorny” questions about marijuana legalization in New York.

Management

Cuomo Proposes Statewide Plastic Bag Ban in New York

The state would join California in implementing such a ban if it is enacted.

Management

A Warning for Elected Officials on Social Media—Court Says Don't Block Critics

A social media page can be the equivalent of a public meeting, a federal appellate court found for the first time last week.

Management

The Quiet Ways Automation Is Remaking Service Work

Workers may not be replaced by robots anytime soon, but they’ll likely face shorter hours, lower pay, and stolen time.

Finance

Few Signs So Far Sports Wagering Will Be Huge Boon for State Budgets

“Large amounts of tax revenue from sports gambling is no sure bet,” one expert notes.

Tech & Data

40 Startups to Work With 22 Governments on Civic Tech Challenges

The Startup in Residence Program has grown and even inspired California’s governor to turn its approach to innovation into a new procurement pathway.

Infrastructure

State Laws Slow Down High-Speed Internet for Rural America

Several states inhibit the ability of electric cooperatives to roll out broadband service.