Tech & Data

Closing the ‘Digital Divide’ Means Sizing It up First

Broadband accessibility advocates worry a bill working its way through the Senate might “water down” the FCC’s minimum speed standard.

Infrastructure

Why We Need a National Infrastructure Map

Setting priorities is hindered by the lack of systematic information available on the nation’s inventory of infrastructure assets, their location and condition.

Infrastructure

Senate Panel Passes Water Bill That Would Rework Lending Program

Provisions affecting the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act have drawn backlash from some utility groups.

Sponsor Content

The evolution of AI: 7 lessons learned for effective implementation

The role that artificial Intelligence (AI) plays in the technology sector is rapidly expanding. Organizations around the world are using AI to enhance user experiences, improve productivity and increase consistency.

Finance

The Stakes for States Remain High With Trade War ‘On Hold’

“I’m not sure that there’s a blue sky at the end of these back-and-forth negotiations over trade.”

Smart Cities

The U.S. Might Need Self-Driving Trucks to Avoid a Labor Shortage Crisis

The American Trucking Association says their industry needs to hire 900,000 more drivers in the next 10 years to keep up with demand.

Management

Poor People’s Campaign Protesters Land in Jail in State Capitals Across the Nation

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kansas City looks at MLK airport designation … Mississippi’s yo-yo teacher applicant test requirements … protecting Nashville from flooding … and marketing Maine’s dark skies.

Management

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Virginia Uranium Mining Case

A group of companies argues that Virginia's ban on mining for the radioactive metal runs afoul of federal law.

Tech & Data

States Stumble on Internet Privacy

Broad-based consumer bills on internet privacy and net neutrality failed or are still pending as state legislative sessions wind down. And the ones that have passed have been limited.

Health & Human Services

How Fit Is Your City?

The American College of Sports Medicine fitness index ranks the country’s 100 largest cities based on a mix of factors, including health behaviors and local policies.

Infrastructure

What the House Water Resources Development Bill Leaves Out

Water and sewer utility provisions found in the Senate version of the legislation aren't included in the House draft.

Management

A State Where Working at a Chick-fil-A Is More Lucrative Than Teaching

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A low-profile, but very dangerous Wash. volcano ... Nev. county will vote on brothels … Pa.’s major Lyme disease risk … and an Ohio rural broadband bill.

Finance

Explaining the Complexities of Property Tax Calculations

It’s not always easy to understand how they’re determined, but New Jersey’s former comptroller and budget director discusses the nuts and bolts of this important revenue source.

Public Safety

A World Where School Shootings Feel Inevitable

“It’s been happening everywhere. I've always kind of felt like eventually it was going to happen here, too.”

Public Safety

So States Ban Bump Stocks. Now How Do They Enforce the Law?

New Jersey is not the only state having trouble enforcing its ban. In Massachusetts, where residents had until February to surrender their bump stocks, State Police received just three devices.

Finance

The Other Local Economic Impact of the Kilauea Eruption

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A new idea to fund state pensions in Kentucky … this California county has the most wind turbines in the nation … and Atlantic City’s worst days are behind it.

Management

There's Fresh Interest in Reviving an Old Intergovernmental Commission

A U.S. House task force is looking at the possibility of a 2.0 version of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.