Management

Where Job Prospects Improve for Those With a College Degree

There are more college-educated Americans than jobs requiring that level of education, according to the Urban Institute.

Finance

Study Shows Why State Pension Plans May Want to Avoid External Asset Management

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Rare polio-like disease spreads to 22 states … Tornado Alley’s eastward shift … and disaster unemployment insurance in Florida.

Management

DHS Downplays Report That Data Thieves Are Selling Millions of Voters’ Data

But personal data from voting rolls is more public than many people likely realize.

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Critical Infrastructure: Securing Election Systems

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Health & Human Services

How Fentanyl Changes the Opioid Equation

Fentanyl can cause rashes of overdoses and deaths when it is slipped into the local heroin supply.

Tech & Data

Most Big Cities Are Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

The National League of Cities has seven recommendations for those looking to launch pilots.

Finance

Signs of Strong Interest in ‘Opportunity Zones,’ as Investors Await Regulations

“The number of dollars that are flooding to the space right now, far outpace the pace that we can actually deploy that capital responsibly,” says an executive at one investment firm.

Tech & Data

Algorithms Can’t Fix Societal Problems—And Often Amplify Them

Activists and researchers argue that artificial-intelligence tools, including those used by governments, reflect the problems already present in the systems they're automating.

Management

Alaska Lt. Governor Abruptly Resigns After ‘Inappropriate’ Comments

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Hurricane Michael’s death toll rises … ransomware attack for N.C. water utility … and a pleasant budget surprise in California.

Infrastructure

Nevada and Arizona Ballot Measures Would Require Utilities to Use More Renewable Energy Sources

While Nevada’s effort to update its renewable portfolio standard has seen little opposition, the largest utility in Arizona is resisting the same measure.

Management

Distressed Communities Index Underscores Economic Divides

A new study finds sharp differences between communities that have prospered and fallen behind during the past decade.

Management

Attorney General Calls Out Judge on Census Citizenship Question

States have sued the U.S. Census Bureau and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to stop the federal agency from using a question about citizenship in the 2020 census.

Management

Owning Real Estate Has Not Panned Out for Many African-Americans

In nearly a fifth of the ZIP codes where most homeowners are black, home values have decreased since 2000, compared with only 2 percent of ZIP codes where black homeowners are not the majority.

Smart Cities

A Long-Term Solution for Scooter Sharing

San Francisco’s scooters are back, and newly regulated. But is regulation enough to make them work in the long term?

Public Safety

Tallahassee Tent City to Serve as Home Base for Hurricane Relief Efforts

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Portland mayor’s proposed emergency ordinance … state Supreme Court blocks Florida governor … and Chicago mayoral candidate targets Gary’s airport.

Management

Poll: Rural Americans Optimistic About the Future

The rosy outlook comes despite concerns over local economies and health-care costs.

Public Safety

DOJ Slowly Releasing 2017 Public Safety Funds to ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Even though some localities are just now receiving their Byrne JAG grants, the battle for 2018 awards is well underway.