Health & Human Services

‘Nightmare Bacteria’ Brings Worries in Kansas

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Struggling to recover after Hurricane Michael … firefighter overtime pay in L.A. County … and a growing trash rebellion in St. Paul, Minn.

Health & Human Services

Snapshots of America’s Homelessness Crisis in 4 Cities

From Seattle to Akron to Los Angeles and Minneapolis, here’s how local leaders and others are trying shelter—or deny shelter—to those who desperately need stable housing.

Infrastructure

A World-Class Airport for the End of the World

New Orleans is building a state-of-the-art, billion-dollar terminal. But is it planning for a future doomed by climate change?

Sponsor Content

Critical Infrastructure: Securing Election Systems

As state governments ramp up to secure voting infrastructure for the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 elections, many government officials are faced with the challenge of securing a breadth of systems and process, such as voting registration, voter capture devices, and tabulation of results. To help secure elections infrastructure, Grant Thorton’s Dave Simprini explains what resources are available to state governments tasked with this challenge.

Tech & Data

Eliminating Tech Tribalism in Government

Are public sector agencies ready take tech collaboration to the next level? Our survey says government officials want to, but don’t know where to start.

Management

Tough New DUI Law Brings Controversy

Later this year, Utah will become the first state to make it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol level of .05 or higher, rather than the .08 standard all the other states use.

Finance

‘Opportunity Zones’ Rules Help Bring Program Into Sharper Focus

Proponents of the initiative believe it could attract billions of dollars of new investment to struggling communities.

Finance

Marijuana Retail Sales See Biggest Month to Date in Colorado

But experts caution pot tax revenue doesn’t necessarily solve state budget problems.

Health & Human Services

Feeling Heat From Anti-Vaccine Parents, State Pulls Immunization Education Program

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | N.Y. Gov. Cuomo heads into deteriorating tunnel … San Francisco accounting errors … and ACLU sues judge over countywide homeless camp ban.

Management

FEMA Wants a New Way to Verify Survivors After Disasters

The new system will need to handle up to 750,000 cases at the same time to ensure survivors get what they need while fraudsters get shut out.

Public Safety

Ohio Town Debuts Smart Intersection Technology

The technology, a pilot project, debuted in Marysville, Ohio earlier this month.

Management

3 Data Snapshots That Take the Pulse of the ‘Heartland’ States

Looking at indicators of the economy, health and human capital across 19 states in the middle of America.

Tech & Data

Digital Record Deluge Threatens to Swamp States

States allocate less than one-hundredth of one percent of their budget on archives despite exponential data growth.

Infrastructure

Federal and State Officials Criticize Wireless Outages After Hurricane Michael

A consumer advocacy group said regulators are also to blame for the delay in getting service back up. Wireless carriers countered that they’ve restored service as quickly as possible.

Smart Cities

Local Energy Storage Is a Clever Infrastructure Innovation

Projects are already appearing in Massachusetts independent of the state’s grant program.

Management

Where Job Prospects Improve for Those With a College Degree

There are more college-educated Americans than jobs requiring that level of education, according to the Urban Institute.

Finance

Study Shows Why State Pension Plans May Want to Avoid External Asset Management

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Rare polio-like disease spreads to 22 states … Tornado Alley’s eastward shift … and disaster unemployment insurance in Florida.

Management

DHS Downplays Report That Data Thieves Are Selling Millions of Voters’ Data

But personal data from voting rolls is more public than many people likely realize.