Management

Transgender Americans Are More Likely to Be Unemployed and Poor

COMMENTARY | A new study found that transgender people had higher rates of poverty and worse health than otherwise comparable individuals who did not identify as transgender.

Management

In Tornado Alley, Storms Are Even More Dangerous For People With Disabilities

Some advocates say the federal or state government needs to step in and help people with disabilities acquire their own storm shelters.

Management

One-Third of U.S. Residents Suspicious of Census, Survey Finds

As the political stakes become clearer, more states are trying to motivate residents to participate in the census this spring.

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Public Safety

Federal Court Rules Against State Law Requiring Ex-Felons to Pay Fines and Fees Before Voting

The appeals court found the law created an unconstitutional penalty against people who can’t afford to pay certain financial obligations, but have served the rest of their sentences.

Health & Human Services

Alabama Lawmaker Proposes Mandatory Vasectomies in Response to Abortion Ban

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Voter ID law put on hold in North Carolina … New Mexico will import prescriptions from Canada … Trump pardons former Illinois governor.

Infrastructure

Ensuring State Broadband Grants Go the Extra Mile

From grant matching to community engagement teams, officials who oversee state broadband grants say it’s important to require communities and companies that receive public funding to meet certain benchmarks.

Health & Human Services

Five Years Later, HIV-Hit Town Rebounds. But The Nation Is Slow To Heed Lessons.

Since Austin, Indiana’s 2015 crisis, drug-fueled outbreaks have occurred in more than a half-dozen other communities.

Management

‘Undocumented Immigrant’ Versus ‘Illegal Alien’: Lawmakers Debate What to Call Migrants

Proposals at the city, state, and national level seek to remove official references to “illegal aliens” in favor of the term “undocumented immigrant.”

Management

Going All-In On Resilience

COMMENTARY | Senior public administrators have a duty and the power to encourage the public sector community to more readily embrace resilience.

Management

The Youngest Children Are Falling Out of Health Insurance

Kids need at least 14 doctor visits by age 6, pediatricians say.

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Infrastructure

Victims of NIMBYism, Unite

COMMENTARY | Solving the housing crisis means organizing everyone who suffers when communities block the construction of new apartments.

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

Management

Washington Senate Passes Bill to Discourage Ticket Quotas for Police

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Assault weapons ban fails in Virginia … Housing voucher protections pass in Atlanta … Denver mayor rejects measure to allow pit bulls.

Health & Human Services

One Month Out, Watchdog Warns About Census IT and Cybersecurity Challenges

The Census Bureau this month switched the internet response system that respondents will use to complete the 2020 census questionnaire. The last-minute change worries the Government Accountability Office.

Health & Human Services

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Medicaid Work Requirements

An Arkansas program that required most Medicaid recipients to work, volunteer or attend school to receive health coverage was "arbitrary and capricious," a three-judge panel ruled unanimously.

Finance

Positive Yelp Reviews Don’t Mean Stronger Profits For Businesses in Black Neighborhoods, Study Finds

“Location in Black-majority neighborhoods eliminates the benefit of being a highly rated establishment,” according to the new report, which looks at data for thousands of businesses.

Infrastructure

Buses Will Become the Priority on This City’s Streets

A measure passed in Portland, Oregon will create bus-specific lanes, an effort supporters say will help the city meet its climate change action goals.

Finance

Utah Representative Proposes Bill to Stop Payday Lenders From Taking Bail Money from Borrowers

Debtors prisons were banned by Congress in 1833, but a ProPublica article that revealed the sweeping powers of high-interest lenders in Utah caught the attention of one legislator. Now, he’s trying to do something about it.

Health & Human Services

A Coronavirus Quarantine in America Could Be a Giant Legal Mess

COMMENTARY | America’s defense against epidemics is divided among more than 2,000 individual public-health departments, which makes implementing a national strategy very difficult.

Management

Less Logging Means Less Money for Schools in the Northwest

Revenue has fallen as states recognize the conservation value of their trust land.