Public Safety

‘Painstakingly Difficult’ Efforts to ID Camp Fire’s Victims as Death Toll Rises

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | States report continued low unemployment … Massachusetts marijuana sales … and San Diego’s costly broken sidewalks.

Health & Human Services

Florida Files Opioids Lawsuit Against Walgreens and CVS

“We will continue to pursue those companies that played a role in creating the opioid crisis,” the Florida attorney general said.

Management

With Teacher Sexual Misconduct, Making Sure ‘Bad Apples Get Weeded Out’

2018 NAVIGATOR AWARD WINNER | Tara Bergfeld, principal legislative research assistant, Tennessee Comptroller’s Office

Sponsor Content

The Evolving Role of the State CIO

This year’s election cycle will bring in a new group of state CIOs, which presents both opportunities and challenges for the CIO community.

Finance

Despite Major Wildfires, Most Calif. Local Governments Won’t Feel Credit Ratings Impacts

Only small towns and school districts facing significant damage and weak liquidity will likely feel pressure, according to Moody’s.

Management

Austin's Paid Sick-Leave Law Scrapped by Court

A three-judge panel found the city ordinance essentially regulated workers’ wages, which Texas law mandates can only be done by the state.

Management

The Case For Embracing Transparency

COMMENTARY | It's time to rethink and reframe our approach to public records.

Public Safety

Commission: Feds ‘Should Return to Vigorous Enforcement of Constitutional Policing’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Stronger-than-expected early snowfall in Northeast … Detroit mayor spied on … and N.M. cities sue state over tax money.

Health & Human Services

The Number of Teens Who Vape More Than Doubled In The Last Year

The FDA moved Thursday to impose new restrictions on how stores can sell e-cigarettes.

Finance

Flint Congressman Not Giving Up on Push to Assist Struggling Cities

Rep. Dan Kildee, of Michigan, believes his efforts could gain new traction in a Democratic controlled House.

Infrastructure

When Elon Musk Tunnels Under Your Home

The billionaire is drilling for futuristic transit under Los Angeles. He didn’t have to ask the neighbors first.

Management

Campaign to Automatically Expunge Criminal Convictions Targets States

“This is the epitome of the failed big government system, the criminal justice system,” said the senior vice president of Koch Industries, an advocate in the fight to expunge and seal criminal records.

Public Safety

When a Deadly Disaster Is 15 Minutes Away Or Less

The Camp Fire’s conflagration prompts important what-if questions for many communities that have limited evacuation routes.

Finance

Another City Adopts a $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

Nearly one-third of workers in St. Paul, Minnesota will be seeing pay increases, eventually.

Public Safety

Pressuring Gun and Ammo Manufacturers Through Police Procurement

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A grim search in Calif. for the missing in Paradise … Mich. PFAS blood tests … the best big U.S. airport … and ‘pot for potholes.’

Management

In Cities Rejected by Amazon, Some See Upsides to ‘HQ2’ Process

“It wasn't just a sense of winners and losers in this,” says Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, of Gary, Indiana.

Management

A New Placemaking Center to Guide Changing Demographics and Technology

Brookings Institutions’ Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking wants to connect more residents to opportunities using cutting-edge development practices, tools and policies.