Management

Suburbs Are Getting More Diverse, But Life There Isn’t as Promising as It Once Was

COMMENTARY | As more people of color move to the suburbs, they might not find the full range of opportunities and resources that white European ethnic groups did for most of the previous century.

Management

Creating an Agenda for Reform

Experts see the need for a fresh focus on thinking about the big issues in state and local governance.

Sponsor Content

Your Weakest Security Link is Probably in Your Employee’s Inbox

We’ve all seen those too-good-to-be-true emails offering riches if we just send over some personal details, like banking information or our social security number.

Management

Ohio Republicans Propose Total Ban on Abortion

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Indiana mayor indicted … Hunting on Sundays may become legal in Pennsylvania … City council in Michigan gives themselves lifetime healthcare.

Health & Human Services

For Public Health Agencies, Hiring in Competitive Field is Particularly Challenging

Hiring managers say competition with the private sector and other factors make it difficult to recruit and retain staff. A new Center for State and Local Government Excellence report details ways that local governments have succeeded despite these challenges.

Health & Human Services

‘Meth. We’re On It.’ Ad Campaign in South Dakota Gets Attention

The slogan went viral on Twitter when users commented that the ads missed the mark. State officials say the discussion the campaign prompted is exactly the point.

Health & Human Services

The Startlingly High Cost Of The ‘Free’ Flu Shot

Although many consumers pay nothing out of pocket for flu shots, insurers foot the bill. And those prices vary dramatically.

Infrastructure

Why Is California Approving So Many New Oil Wells?

Drilling and fracking permits are up since Governor Newsom took office. But it’s not totally clear why.

Infrastructure

With West Coast States Blocking Coal Export Projects, Proponents Keep Pushing

Environmental and public health concerns have doomed some proposals. But the volatile economics of sending coal overseas calls into question how much it can help struggling mines.

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Public Safety

Public Transit in New York Plans for Staff Cuts, Hiring More Police

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Fight over Uber tax in Chicago … Indiana legislator wants to lower the age to run for office … Massachusetts will oversee colleges’ finances.

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IT Consolidation - What’s Next for Government and Education Modernization Initiatives?

IT consolidation has been a high-priority government and education initiative for many years.

Management

A State Agency Scraps Its Paper-Based Licensing System

In adopting a digital licensing system, officials at the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission say they moved away not just from stacks and stacks of paper, but also an old mindset.

Tech & Data

Developing Dual Use Assets for Cybersecurity

Arkansas' chief information officer has a plan for addressing resource shortages in cybersecurity.

Management

Border Towns are Pushing for a Complete 2020 Count

For communities with high immigrant populations, an undercount of the 2020 census could sap both political representation and federal funding.

Infrastructure

What the Battle Over Control of PG&E Means for U.S. Utility Customers

COMMENTARY |The California governor has threatened a government takeover of PG&E if it doesn’t come up with a viable plan that not only keeps the company solvent but also improves safety from wildfire.

Management

A Green New Deal for Public Housing

The Green New Deal for Public Housing Act would commit up to $180 billion over a decade to upgrading 1.2 million federally owned homes.

Tech & Data

Building the State Tech Workforce for Today and Tomorrow

Tennessee deputy chief information officer discusses how the state is working to attract and retain a skilled technology workforce.

Tech & Data

After Action Report: How Texas Responded to a Coordinated Cyber Attack

Texas chief information officer Todd Kimbriel describes how the state initiated its cyber incident response plan in the wake of a coordinated cyber ransomware attack on local governments.