Health & Human Services

Arizona Mayor Declares Emergency as Border Patrol Increases Migrant Releases

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Oakland A’s waterfront ballpark plan draws port industry resistance … Washington passes clean energy and public-option health proposals … Litter clean-up in Philadelphia.

Health & Human Services

Opioid Epidemic May Have Cost $37 Billion In Tax Revenue

Beyond the health costs of the opioid epidemic, new research looks at the money lost when people can't work.

Management

This State Could Require Public Employees to Live Where They Work

Lawmakers in Illinois are debating a residency requirement for all new state employees.

Sponsor Content

Helping Non-Custodial Parents Move from Intent to Action

Nationwide, child support enforcement programs serve 1 in 5 children and are effective for parents with a steady income. For the 25% of parents in these programs with low reported earnings, however, meeting their payment obligations is a challenge.

Tech & Data

Inside One Lawmaker's Proposal for a Privacy Bill of Rights

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey’s, D-Mass., sweeping privacy framework would limit the amount of data companies collect on users and require more transparency about how it’s being used.

Infrastructure

Arkansas Changes Its Mind on Municipal Broadband

Eight years after banning cities and towns from building high-speed internet networks, state lawmakers unanimously reversed course. Will more red states follow?

Health & Human Services

This ‘Innovative’ Housing Program Serves Just 3 Households

Denver has struggled to get a housing voucher program off the ground, so far enticing only one local employer to join the program to help subsidize rent for workers.

Health & Human Services

Lawsuit Pits Faith-Based Adoption Agencies Against Michigan’s Anti-Discrimination Policy

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Spotlight on Baltimore pipeline deal … Los Angeles Sheriff putting aside misconduct investigations … Washington state works on debt-collection bills.

Infrastructure

FCC Rural Broadband Fund Would Shift Money From Existing Program

The $20 billion proposed initiative would also set higher standards for internet speeds.

Management

Basing Laws on Nothing Is Easier Than Using Evidence

COMMENTARY | Partnerships between policy makers and researchers could improve the lives of millions—but they’re harder than you think.

Health & Human Services

How to Build NIMBY-Proof Homeless Shelters? Make Them Mandatory.

To foil community pushback over new facilities for people in homelessness, a San Francisco lawmaker wants all neighborhoods to share the responsibility.

Public Safety

The Children of the Children of Columbine

Twenty years after the shooting at Columbine High School, some survivors—now parents themselves—are figuring out how to talk to their kids about lockdown drills.

Management

Abandoning a Dog During a Hurricane Would Become Illegal Under State Proposal

A Florida bill proposes possible jail time or fines for leaving a dog tethered outside in a storm.

Management

Midwest Farmers Suffer After Floods: ‘I Got My Life in This Ground’

Levee breaches along the Missouri River mean that farmers' fields not only flooded in March, but could be vulnerable for months to come.

Management

For One City’s Public Housing Work Requirements, Study Reveals High Compliance, Low Wages

Work requirements for public assistance have recently attracted attention from the Trump administration and others.

Public Safety

Florida Supreme Court to Weigh Government Liability in Parkland Shooting

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Alabama tornados and fatalities ... A Kentucky city is creating a registry of convicted animal abusers ... Closures of "board-and-care" homes in California.

Management

ICE Enforcement Numbers Show States Where Deportation Most Likely

Lower priority is assigned to states and cities that offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants, study finds.

Infrastructure

Mapping Where Traffic Air Pollution Hurts Children the Most

COMMENTARY | Despite a decline in traffic-related asthma cases between 2000 and 2010, there were still 141,900 childhood asthma cases due to traffic-related air pollution in the U.S. in 2010.

Health & Human Services

Measles Outbreak on Pace to Be Largest in Decades

Ninety new cases were confirmed last week, bringing the nationwide total to 555, according to federal health officials.

Management

The Utter Inadequacy of America’s Efforts to Desegregate Schools

In 1966, a group of Boston-area parents and administrators created a busing program called METCO to help desegregate schools. They thought of it as a quick fix to a passing problem. But the problem hasn’t passed, and METCO isn’t enough to fix it.