Finance

Measuring the Cost of a State’s Car Economy

A new study attempts to come up with a dollar figure for how much cars, trucks and roads cost Massachusetts each year.

Health & Human Services

California Plan to Reduce Homelessness Forces Cities, Counties to Step Up

A proposal by the governor’s Council of Regional Homeless Advisors would mandate that cities, counties and the state reduce homelessness or be vulnerable to court action.

Management

'The Mayor Can Set The Tone': How City Leaders Respond to Mass Shootings

Mayors who have seen their cities go through mass shootings discuss how to recover from—and whether it's possible to prepare for—tragedy.

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Security Governance: Nurturing a Transparent & Secure Product Lifecycle

As Scott Kelso, leader of the product security office at Lenovo, pursues security excellence, he has found that governance and consistency are key to seeing product security successfully through an entire product lifecycle.

Finance

For the First Time, a State Will Mandate Severance Pay During Mass Layoffs

Inspired by the closure of Toys ‘R’ Us amid bankruptcy, New Jersey passed a law to protect employees during large-scale cutbacks.

Management

Red States Push for Last-Minute Census Advantage

Several blue and red states are in danger of losing congressional seats.

Management

A Reckoning Over Iowa

The privileged status of the early-voting states could come under threat if they elevate a candidate next month who ultimately loses to Donald Trump.

Health & Human Services

Ohio Bill Would Ban Telehealth Abortions

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ohio legislators want to curtail eminent domain claims … Massachusetts commits to net-zero emissions by 2050 … Michigan will allow the sale of Teslas in the state.

Management

From School Outreach to Hip Hop: How Mayors Plan to Boost Census Participation

The 2020 Census count will begin nationally in March and mayors are working to get the message out that every resident needs to be counted.

Finance

State Lawmakers Backtrack on a Tax Code Revamp

Utah officials say they plan to scrap a law they passed just last month after it attracted widespread public opposition, in part because of a tax hike on groceries.

Public Safety

A Plan to Expand Workers Comp Benefits to First Responders with PTSD

The Wisconsin Senate this week approved a bill that would extend benefits available to full-time law enforcement officers and firefighters, but not apply to volunteers or EMTs.

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Management

America Is Overrun With Bathrooms

COMMENTARY | In the past half century, the number of bathrooms per American has doubled.

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Public Safety

Federal Opioid Grants Can Be Used for Cocaine and Meth Addiction

State drug treatment agencies can now use an opioid grant program to treat people with addictions to cocaine and methamphetamine.

Management

Climate Change Is a Political Crisis, Not a Reproductive One

COMMENTARY | Asking millennials to forego children in the name of climate change only lets the fossil fuel industry off the hook.

Tech & Data

Seattle to Test Mobile Voting on Smartphones

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Georgia governor announced anti-trafficking measures … Idaho may legalize hemp growing … Los Angeles City Council gets involved in MLB sign stealing scandal.

Infrastructure

Mayors Seek Solutions to Recycling Crisis

Industry representatives said companies are hungry for recyclables, despite China’s loss of appetite. But they said cities need to help residents decrease contamination and can do so through education campaigns and better infrastructure.

Public Safety

Fighting Wildfire With Fire: New Study Looks at Barriers to ‘Prescribed’ Burns

Researchers say that millions of acres of California forest is in need of preventative measures to help lower wildfire risks.

Management

Proposed Missouri Bill Targeting Children’s Books Could Land Librarians in Jail

A bill proposing parental review boards to identify “inappropriate” sexual material in children’s books would impose hefty fines—or even jail time—on librarians who don’t comply with their decisions.

Management

Census Talk with an Arizona Mayor

Mesa Mayor John Giles is an active participant in his city's census preparation and was an outspoken critic of a proposal to add a citizenship question to the 2020 survey.

Health & Human Services

Diagnosed With Dementia, She Documented Her Wishes. They Said No.

Nevada is the only state that explicitly recognizes an advance directive about end-of-life care that allows patients to dictate they will refuse assisted eating and drinking.