Public Safety

Disability Advocates are Filing Lawsuits Against Scooter Companies and Cities

A new suit against Minneapolis is at least the third of its kind filed this year. It alleges that electric scooters are blocking sidewalks and creating other problems for people with disabilities.

Management

The 50 Finalists of Route Fifty's 2019 Navigator Awards

These leaders and teams are making a difference in state and local government and the communities they serve.

Public Safety

People With Mental Illnesses Aren’t More Violent. Why Do People Believe They Are?

A new study found that over the past two decades support grew for forced treatment of people with mental health issues, even if they don’t need it.

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IT Consolidation - What’s Next for Government and Education Modernization Initiatives?

IT consolidation has been a high-priority government and education initiative for many years.

Management

There Are No Zombie Deer in Nevada. State Officials Want to Keep It That Way

Wildlife officials in Nevada are committed to preventing chronic wasting disease from infecting state populations of deer.

Health & Human Services

CBD May Be Natural, But Is It Safe?

The health benefits of cannabidiol are unclear, and many products hitting the market haven’t been made in clean, permitted facilities or tested for toxic pesticides, heavy metals and bacteria.

Management

In Fire-Prone California, Many Residents Can’t Afford Wildfire Insurance

In the past four years, insurers have dropped more than 340,000 policyholders in fire-prone areas.

Infrastructure

One Way to Keep the Sidewalk Clear: Remote-Controlled Scooter-Bots

A new mobility technology company called Tortoise promises to bring semi-autonomous scooters and e-bikes to market. Why?

Management

One City Council Considers Mandating a $30 Minimum Wage for Rideshare Drivers

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Chicago city council approves marijuana dispensary rules … Oregon Republican lawmakers say Democrats are creating a hostile work environment … Police chief in Georgia ordered officers to spy on city council.

Infrastructure

States Fail to Step Up for Natural Gas Storage Safety Program

Following a 2015 leak in California, a federal agency took on new responsibilities for inspecting the natural gas sites, but a watchdog says that fewer states than expected are helping.

Management

What Would Federal Preclearance Mean for State Abortion Laws?

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris proposes requiring states that have a history of restricting abortion to submit new laws for federal approval before they can go into effect.

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To best support children and families, caseworkers need tools that reflect the financial reality of their clients.

Tech & Data

The Millennial Urban Lifestyle Is About to Get More Expensive

COMMENTARY | As WeWork crashes and Uber bleeds cash, the consumer-tech gold rush may be coming to an end.

Management

Are Floating Buildings the Solution to Sea Level Rise?

A prototype in the San Francisco Bay is testing a vision for floating buildings built to withstand sea-level rise.

Infrastructure

Pacific Northwest Tribes Call for the Removal of River Dams

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | California mandates later school start times … Milwaukee mayor says city needs more taxes for police … New York governor uses offensive language in radio interview.

Management

Rising Number of Older Americans Burdened by Housing Costs

New research finds this trend is happening as gaps in wealth are becoming more stark between high and low income baby boomers and others approaching retirement age.

Management

The Legislative Push to Bring Back Cursive

Lawmakers in Wisconsin are seeking to mandate cursive handwriting education in schools—part of a growing state trend.

Tech & Data

Use of Artificial Intelligence Poised to Grow in State Government, Survey Finds

Experimentation is key to the Utah chief information officer’s expanded use of artificial intelligence.

Management

‘It’s Time to Overhaul the System’: Why Socialists Are Taking Aim at City Councils

Across the country, members of the Democratic Socialists of America have been elected to city councils running on platforms that reject capitalism and promote working class interests.

Management

Sanctuary Cities Protecting Gun Rights and the Unborn Challenge the Legitimacy of Federal Law

COMMENTARY | Sanctuaries rest on a controversial understanding of what the Constitution means, as well as who has the responsibility for determining its meaning.