Why States Worry That 'Association Health Plans' Will Be Magnets for Scam Artists

Some insurance regulators agitate for power to regulate plans to ensure consumers are protected.

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.

Dozens More Counties Join Opioid Lawsuits

The new lawsuits aim to “recover millions of dollars lost due to opiate addiction and drug overdoses that have taken so many lives in this country and greatly affected the lives of many.”

California AG Blasts Closure of CFPB’s Students and Young Consumers Office

Consumer advocates see it as a sign that the Trump administration has deprioritized scrutiny of predatory college lending.

Wall Street Has Only a Few More Months to Enjoy California’s Frugality

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Atlanta mayor introduces new city hall transparency ordinance … Minnesota’s graying farming community … and an Indiana city's train museum eviction dispute.

Why Most States Are Struggling to Regulate Airbnb

At least 16 states debated bills to regulate the short-term rental industry this year. Only one, Indiana’s, was signed into law.

Chinese Tariffs Will Hit California's Most Vulnerable Counties Hardest

The Trump administration's escalating trade disagreement with China doesn't bode well for eight counties with high unemployment.

San José Paves New Path to 5G With the Wireless Industry

“[W]e can get to good deals for both sides without circumventing local authority,” according to Shireen Santosham, the city’s chief innovation officer.

17 States Move to Block EPA Weakening of Fuel-Economy Standards

"States joining California in this suit are part of a broader movement of states, cities, and businesses that are driving down emissions without any help from Washington.”

'Precipitation Whiplash' in California

Climate change will put the Golden State in a destructive cycle of floods and droughts.

L.A. Mayor: ‘We Do What Washington Can’t Seem to Get Done’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Toxic sludge site removed from EPA priorities list … West Virginia’s Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome numbers … city clerk says city manager threatened her … and D.C. public schools enrollment fraud.

Q&A: Cities Must Look at Education 'Beyond the Schoolhouse Doors'

West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon is an evangelist for the idea that mayors can build a “cradle-to-career approach, but all of it outside of the classroom.”

San Francisco’s 100,000 Light Bulb Giveaway

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Mississippi governor orders county-owned bridges closed … Kentucky’s new pension law … mapping Alaska’s thawing permafrost … and N.Y.C., Salt Lake City selected for wireless research testing.

The Limits of Earthquake Early-Warning Alerts

Last week’s quake near L.A. shows the promise of the West Coast seismic notification system under development. But its effectiveness will depend on those using the technology.

Miss Our ‘City in Beta’ Tech Roadshow Event in San Jose?

If so, be sure to register and watch the digital edition on April 11.

Enthusiastically Embracing a Job Never Finished

Ahead of Route Fifty’s “City in Beta” event, San Jose Deputy City Manager Kip Harkness outlines how the city is working to become “as innovative as the Silicon Valley population we serve.”