Health & Human Services

In 10 Years, Half Of Middle-Income Elders Won’t Be Able To Afford Housing, Medical Care

More than half of middle-income seniors by 2029 will have annual financial resources of $60,000 or less, a new study found.

Management

Requiring Buildings Become Eco-Friendly, From the Top Down

The New York City Council passed a bill that would mandate green roof space on all new and some renovated buildings.

Public Safety

As ‘Raise the Age’ Plan Passes, Counties Worry About Costs

Michigan passed legislation this week that makes the state the latest in a series to raise the age of adulthood in the criminal justice system from 17 to 18.

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 cybersecurity challenges facing state and local governments.

Management

An Island of Silicon Valley Affordability Says Yes to More Housing

East Palo Alto is surrounded by tech riches, but that hasn’t necessarily helped longtime residents, who welcome a state law mandating zoning reform.

Finance

Nine States Where Tax Revenues Have Been Slow to Recover Since the Great Recession

Budgets remain off in some states nearly a decade after the downturn ended, a new analysis shows.

Management

Planned Burns Can Reduce Wildfire Risks, But Expanding Use of ‘Good Fire’ Isn’t Easy

COMMENTARY | Forests across much of North America need fire to maintain healthy structures and watershed conditions and support biodiversity.

Health & Human Services

Farmers Wash Up ‘in a Fragile Place’ After Historic Midwest Floods

Tough financial situations exasperated by natural disasters are a key driver of mental distress among farmers.

Public Safety

California Jails Struggle with Increased Violence

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A Connecticut legal battle over regulation of pregnancy centers ... A county in Illinois started a prescription medication pickup program … North and South Carolina teachers plan another strike.

Public Safety

Chalking Tires to Track Parking Violators Is Unconstitutional, Court Rules

A woman filed a lawsuit against Saginaw, Michigan after she racked up 15 parking tickets.

Public Safety

A State Considers How to Help Local Governments Pay for Expensive Murder Trials

A bill in the Ohio legislature would allow counties to ask for state financial support for large capital murder cases.

Management

The Other Kind of School Segregation

COMMENTARY | The public focuses its attention on divides between schools, while tracking has created separate and unequal education systems within single schools.

Management

What the Supreme Court Said About the 2020 Census Citizenship Question

In oral arguments, conservative justices asked about data science, while liberals asked what the citizenship question was really for.

Management

How Immigrants Minimized Population Loss in a Fifth of US Counties

An influx of immigrants prevented or significantly softened population loss last year in more than 1 in 5 U.S. counties. Immigration either prevented population decline or cut it by at least 10% in those areas.

Health & Human Services

The Poop Problem Plaguing One of America’s Wealthiest Cities

“People should have places to go to the bathroom when they need to, and in San Francisco they don't,” says a supervisor there looking to tackle this and other issues tied to street cleanliness.

Management

New York City Leaders Launch Ambitious Climate Plan

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Indiana Chamber rebuffs newly registered coal lobbyist Scott Pruitt ... Hurricane-recovering Florida Panhandle braces for wildfires ... Tennessee considers plan to fit school buses with traffic cameras.

Health & Human Services

Physicians Get Addicted Too

Lou Ortenzio was a trusted West Virginia doctor who got his patients—and himself—hooked on opioids. Now he’s trying to rescue his community from an epidemic he helped start.

Management

With 'Human Composting' Legislation, Washington State Could Offer Alternatives to Burials

After passing the legislature last week, a bill that provides alternatives to cremation and traditional burials is headed to the governor.

Health & Human Services

Building a Map to Help Care for Vulnerable Residents

San Bernardino County, California, uses a survey and mapping tool to connect homeless people with support services.

Management

A Quest to Reconstruct Baltimore’s American Indian ‘Reservation’

COMMENTARY | The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is the largest tribe east of the Mississippi River, and they are fighting to preserve their culture in Baltimore.