Management

Poppy Apocalypse Overwhelms California Town

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Amazon incentive package passes in Nashville ... Floods continue in Midwest ... Former governor to lobby for a constitutional convention.

Management

What to Think About Next With Opportunity Zones? Community Input For One Thing.

“If you simply try to impose something on a community, you do so at your own peril,” says one mayor. This and other themes emerged this week at a summit focused on the program.

Tech & Data

Los Angeles Moves to California’s IT Infrastructure

“We can only succeed better as we do more collaboration among all the government entities,” said the state’s CTO.

Sponsor Content

Using Analytics With Open Data to Build a Stronger Government

To support open government initiatives and uphold the values of transparency, participation and collaboration in the US, federal agencies today make their data open, or publicly accessible. Citizens can use this open data to assess college affordability, the economy, educational issues, environmental damage, health care, taxes, agriculture, the climate and more.

Management

America Cares About Climate Change Again

For the first time in years, a broad spectrum of climate advocates is playing offense.

Management

The Inequality of Parks and Green Space

New research finds that income, education, and race are correlated with access to green space across and within U.S. metro areas. But some cities are more equitable than others.

Health & Human Services

As Home-Cooked Cottage-Food Industry Grows, States Work to Keep Up

Some states have embraced "food freedom" laws that exempt home producers from many food-safety laws.

Management

Supreme Court to Review Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Trying to pay people wrongly accused of fraud in Michigan ... An ongoing petrochemical fire in Texas ... Books and the mayor in Baltimore.

Management

In Nashville, Will Amazon Overpromise and Under-Deliver?

New salary data cast doubt among activists on whether Amazon will fulfill its compensation pledge in Nashville. And they’re advocating to stall local approvals.

Finance

California Governor on Opportunity Zones: ‘I hope it’s not just to make a quick buck.’

State and local leaders and investors gathered to discuss the economic development program on Monday.

Smart Cities

What Self-Driving Cars Mean For Seniors and the Suburbs

The U.S. Conference of Mayors vice president focuses on getting his community excited for the “human aspect” of the disruptive technology.

Management

Why HR Managers Should Be Partnering With State Governments

Legislatures are taking up important issues of key interest to companies and their employees.

Management

The Cities Where Residents Are Most Eager to Leave

An analysis by real-estate website Redfin.com examined places where more people were searching for homes elsewhere compared to people looking to move in.

Health & Human Services

African-Americans Missing Out on Southern Push for Legal Pot

Advocates have raised concerns that minorities won’t have an equitable stake in the emerging business.

Smart Cities

Big Tech Must Help Cities Bridge The Divide

COMMENTARY | The two should view each other as "co-creators, sharing tools and information," according to the head of Bloomberg Philanthropies' What Works Cities.

Management

Two People Dead in Historic Midwest Flooding

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Louisiana duplicate tax refunds ... New approach to combat teen vaping ... Vermont starts paying remote workers.

Health & Human Services

Cracking Down on Fake Service Dogs

Twenty-eight states have passed laws penalizing people for misrepresenting their pets as service dogs, with two more considering legislation this spring.

Management

Gig Economy Workers Gain Security, But at What Cost?

A California court introduced a test for classifying employees and contractors.

Management

Maryland Races to Be First State to Ban Foam Containers and Cups

The clock is ticking on a compromise bill that either Gov. Larry Hogan will sign or both chambers might pass with veto-proof majorities.

Finance

States See Sales Tax Growth After Supreme Court Ruling

South Dakota v. Wayfair opened the door for new collections from online retailers, with several states currently considering plans.