Public Safety

So States Ban Bump Stocks. Now How Do They Enforce the Law?

New Jersey is not the only state having trouble enforcing its ban. In Massachusetts, where residents had until February to surrender their bump stocks, State Police received just three devices.

Finance

The Other Local Economic Impact of the Kilauea Eruption

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A new idea to fund state pensions in Kentucky … this California county has the most wind turbines in the nation … and Atlantic City’s worst days are behind it.

Sponsor Content

5 Takeaways from NASCIO’s 2018 Midyear Conference

Now more than ever, state governments feel pressure to deliver heightened citizen experiences through digital solutions and embrace IT modernization to more effectively perform services.

Management

There's Fresh Interest in Reviving an Old Intergovernmental Commission

A U.S. House task force is looking at the possibility of a 2.0 version of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.

Management

Apple Is Reportedly Opening Its Second Campus in North Carolina

Unlike Amazon's public HQ2 search, Apple's selection process is taking place entirely behind closed doors.

Tech & Data

Self-Driving Vehicle Backers Push for ‘Federal Framework’

“If there is no action on this legislation, the result will be delayed testing and deployment in the United States of these life-saving technologies,” said Audi of America’s senior policy strategist.

Management

Yanny or Laurel? Three State and Local Leaders Weigh In

Like any other pressing issue of the day, it’s important to know where local leaders stand—and what they’re hearing.

Management

Documenting One Local Government’s Long History of Dysfunction

Michael Karlik discusses his new podcast, “Tear It Down,” and his ongoing work to track the goings-on of city council meetings around the world.

Health & Human Services

Legal Sports Betting Is About to Sweep the Nation. Services for Gambling Addicts Probably Won’t.

Only 17 states pay for one or more full-time staff positions to help problem gamblers, according to a 2016 survey from the National Council on Problem Gambling and the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators.

Management

Some California Cities Are Siding With Trump on Immigration

While the number of jurisdictions rejecting California’s sanctuary rules has been growing, they remain in the minority.

Health & Human Services

Atlanta’s Ransomware Attack Has Lingering Impacts

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Some Kansas higher ed funds restored … Louisiana state lawmakers have fist fight … Michigan leaders have unexpected revenue to use.

Infrastructure

Turning Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Into an Inclusive One

“When you make the case properly, people are willing to pay into the system that reflects them.”

Health & Human Services

Millions of SNAP Recipients Would Fall Short of Proposed Work Requirements

If the changes went into effect today, 5.2 million people would fail to meet the new requirements in a given month, according to analysis from the Urban Institute.

Infrastructure

House Panel Advances Spending Bill for HUD and DOT Programs

Community Development Block Grants and "BUILD" infrastructure grants are among the programs the appropriations legislation proposes spending levels for.

Management

Judge: Chicago Mayor’s Office Violated State Open Records Law

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ind. school takeover bill OK’d … feds looking at Atlanta airport contracts … 6 states sue Purdue Pharma … and S.F. mayor’s public safety plan.

Management

Democratic Governors: States Lead on Economy Equality and Climate Change

“Donald Trump cannot stop us in states and governors in building a clean energy future,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said during the Center for American Progress 2018 Ideas Conference.

Smart Cities

Cities, Not States, Should Call the Shots on Bike Share

COMMENTARY | Florida's legislature rejected statewide bike share policies. A bike share company's director of mobility strategy explains why its the right move.

Infrastructure

Trump's Infrastructure Plan 'Not Dead,' GOP Senator Says

"We're very actively working on it," said Sen. Jim Inhofe, who chairs a public works subcommittee.