Management

Reply-All Nightmare in Utah Offers Important Lessons for Any Large Organization

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Texas civil asset forfeitures … New Mexico anti-crime omnibus bill … and Philadelphia “good cause” eviction rules.

Finance

Detroit’s Long-Term Budget Stability Finds Firmer Fiscal Footing

“Eliminating this debt cliff removes another major roadblock for Detroit’s long-term recovery,” according to Mayor Mike Duggan.

Sponsor Content

Addressing Cybersecurity Challenges Facing State and Local Governments

At NASCIO's 2018 Annual Conference, Symantec Policy & Government Affairs Director Thomas MacLellan spoke about various cybersecurity challenges facing state and local governments including cloud migration, hiring the right talent, and election security. Hear from him below.

Public Safety

Ending Weed Prohibition Hasn’t Stopped Drug Crimes

Marijuana legalization was supposed to decrease crime—but the reality is more complicated.

Finance

How States Can Balance Saving for a Rainy Day and Other Priorities

The case for rules tied to revenue volatility.

Smart Cities

San José Offers a Scooter Ultimatum

Operations that fail to implement geofencing or a similar safety solution by July 1 will be scuttled by the California city.

Infrastructure

L.A.'s Future May Involve More Congestion Pricing and Free Transit Service

There are “three conceivable ways” expanded tolling could work in Los Angeles, according to Metro.

Finance

Minnesota’s ‘Remarkable Recovery From the Shambles’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Mayoral memo on e-scooter geofencing … active-shooter kits for police … and improving Boston-area commuter rail.

Management

Report: Racial Bias Continues to Limit Black Homeowners’ Wealth, Upward Economic Mobility

Homes in majority-black neighborhoods are worth $48,000 less on average than similar ones in neighborhoods with no black residents, research from the Brookings Institution and Gallup says.

Management

The Charter-School Teachers’ Strike in Chicago Was ‘Inevitable’

The move could signal a shift in the long, contentious relationship between teachers’ unions and these privately run schools.

Infrastructure

The Trump Administration’s Solar Tariffs Haven’t Stopped America’s Switch To Solar

The number of utility-scale solar projects being built in the U.S. has “exploded."

Health & Human Services

‘Crowdsourcing for Health Care’ Raises Spirits—and Concerns

Thirty states have passed safe harbor laws for Christian health care share ministries, stating that they are not insurance companies and are exempt from insurance regulations.

Public Safety

Evacuation Center Needs Time to Recover From Disaster Recovery

Hundreds of Kīlauea lavaflow evacuees ended up at a recently built rec center on the Big Island. Now it needs to close for months of repairs.

Health & Human Services

Measuring Results of Early Childhood Spending

Finding more resources to help struggling populations “needs to be reframed as an economic imperative, even a national security issue.”

Management

Wisconsin Democrats Mull Litigation After GOP Lame-Duck Session

As Republicans move to preserve their political power in Wisconsin, Michigan and North Carolina despite election losses, many anticipate legal challenges.

Public Safety

Arsonist Attempts to Set Mayor’s SUV on Fire

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | State capitals in transition … Denver’s proposed e-scooter rule changes … and W.Va. first responder vaccinations.

Tech & Data

Checking In on a Census ‘Homework Assignment’ for Cities and Counties

These localities have already launched their Complete Count Committees and taken other proactive steps to avoid undercounting. Has yours?

Tech & Data

Rhode Island Plans Autonomous Shuttle Pilot for Winter

The service will initially be free for commuters, while bus drivers have raised concerns about their futures.