Management

Michigan Business Groups Give Support to Tuition-Free Programs

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | No radar can be used to catch speeders on some San Diego streets ... Could NYC transit chief leave? ... Vermont governor likely to embrace Columbus Day change.

Management

A Supreme Court Case That Will Affect Every Aspect of National Life

COMMENTARY | Can the federal census form ask whether each member of a household is a U.S. citizen?

Smart Cities

Scooters Did Take Over Last Year

A new report shows use of electric scooters surged past docked bike share.

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.

Management

America’s Tech Hubs Still Dominate, But Some Smaller Cities Are Rising

Despite established urban tech hubs, some smaller cities are attracting high-tech jobs with lower living costs, unique talent pools, and geographic diversity.

Health & Human Services

STDs Surging Across the Country

Local health departments struggle to treat and prevent the spread of STDs amid ongoing budget cuts.

Management

Trump Alters Electoral College Debate in States

Since the 2016 election, Democrats in a number of states have been pushing lawmakers to adopt a compact to give a state's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote. Will Republicans join the cause?

Health & Human Services

Washington State Moves to Tighten Vaccine Exemptions

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Former foster children push for a "bill of rights" about maintaining sibling relationships ... A lawsuit over the Colorado River protection plan ... Connecticut lawmakers could require diaper changing table parity in public restrooms.

Management

Southern, Western Counties Growing Fastest, Census Says

Four of the top 10 fastest-growing counties are in Texas, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Infrastructure

How Historic Ellicott City Plans to Survive the Next Flood

After catastrophic storms in 2016 and 2018, the Maryland mill town has five flood control plans. But it faces hard choices on how to avoid future disasters.

Infrastructure

Civic Crowdfunding Reduces the Risk of Bike Lane Opposition

COMMENTARY | This collective fundraising technique helps defuse anti-cyclist sentiment before it dooms protected bike lanes and other new infrastructure.

Finance

Latest Opportunity Zones Guidelines Offer More Clarity For Business Investments

"This reg removes a lot of the most obvious impediments that have kept capital on the sidelines,” says one expert.

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.

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.