$380 Million of Election Assistance Money Only Goes So Far

An official with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission on Friday acknowledged some of the limits to what the funding can achieve.

Measuring Diversity in Local Government Leadership

A new project from Engaging Local Government Leaders compiles self-reported diversity data from 2,000 local governments.

FEMA Acknowledges Shortcomings In Puerto Rico Hurricane Response

A new report also suggests that states and territories should shoulder more of the burden after disasters.

This City Park Is Using Goats to Remove Invasive Plant Species

It's the goats' second season at Theodore Wirth Regional Park, a project spearheaded by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

All 50 States Now Protect Public Breastfeeding

The Trump administration got headlines for trying to remove pro-breastfeeding language from a World Health Organization resolution, but in the U.S. the last two states this spring passed laws allowing public breastfeeding.

Uber Has Terminated Its Self-driving Car Operators In Pittsburgh

Uber is replacing the job of autonomous vehicle operator with "mission specialists" who will provide more technical feedback to car developers.

Local Courts Scramble to Deal With Juror No-Shows

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ohio governor vs. agribusiness … London Breed’s first day as San Francisco mayor … good news for parched Arizona … and Idaho’s 8,000-pound exemption.

Amazon Contract to Supply Schools and Localities Attracts Criticism

About 1,500 schools and local governments have adopted a deal to buy goods from the online retailer. One group is raising concerns.

What Trump's Pick for Supreme Court Could Mean for States' Rights

Nominee Brett Kavanaugh's skepticism about some federal regulatory power could end up reflected in states' rights cases.

Mid-Atlantic Officials Share Regional Efforts to Regulate the Environment

Frustrated by federal environmental deregulation, states are turning to ‘cooperative federalism’ to achieve clean air and water goals.

Automatic Voter Registration Could Increase Turnout, Advocates Say

It's one of a handful of voter-friendly policies recommended in a new report from the Democratic-leaning Center for American Progress.

When Push Comes to Shove, Here Are Local Leaders' Priorities

Route Fifty asked local government officials what is most important to their communities’ future. Their answers may surprise you.

Louisiana Debuts Digital Driver's License

About 27,000 residents have downloaded the LA Wallet app, which launched last week.

New Battleground Emerges Over State, Local Government Union Fees

Workers are seeking refunds after a recent Supreme Court ruling. The legal wrangling threatens to ensnare states and localities.

What Iowa Can Tell Us About Full Employment

Want to know where the economy is headed? Look at Des Moines.

What Governor-Led Autonomous Vehicle Adoption Should Look Like

The transition to self-driving vehicles could breed more congestion, not less, in the short term, one new report predicts. How should states prepare the proper policy environment?

Rising Inequity and Local Solutions

COMMENTARY | With programs to provide free college tuition for middle-class students to training workers for climate change-related jobs, state and local governments are looking to reduce inequality.

California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ Laws Withstand Federal Suit

DOJ did manage to block a provision in one preventing employers from reverifying employee immigration status.

Mayor at Citizenship Ceremony: ‘This Is the Greatness of Our Country’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kobach brings gun float to another Kansas parade … torrential rains swamp Houston … and a tornado touches down in a Minnesota city.