STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | San Francisco’s scooter ultimatum … La. safety-net hospitals may close … and no more $49 burgers for Conn. town budget meetings.
Kalamazoo officials have not yet decided what to do with a 1940 monument or how to repurpose the park space.
The uptick in visible slithering reptiles has prompted cities and counties to warn residents that warmer weather and increased rainfall can force snakes out of their holes and into backyards, pools and homes.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Milwaukee mayor, police chief apologize after Bucks incident … Delaware lawmakers OK state worker bonuses … and N.Y.C. mayor thinks plastic straws suck.
The program could cost up to $9 billion a year and has the potential to put federal funding for other safety-net programs at risk, according to a policy analysis.
The American College of Sports Medicine fitness index ranks the country’s 100 largest cities based on a mix of factors, including health behaviors and local policies.
The city is already expanding access to computer science education and mental health treatment.
Like any other pressing issue of the day, it’s important to know where local leaders stand—and what they’re hearing.
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.
While the number of jurisdictions rejecting California’s sanctuary rules has been growing, they remain in the minority.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Some Kansas higher ed funds restored … Louisiana state lawmakers have fist fight … Michigan leaders have unexpected revenue to use.
A mix of education, treatment, and other measures shows promise, experts say.
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.
“Not only is tapping street and park trees illegal, but doing so causes damage, leaving trees susceptible to insects and diseases,” the city said in a newsletter.
Whether it’s in high schools or vocational training, “we’ve got to find a better pipeline, and the federal government needs to be part of that partnership,” said National League of Cities president Mark Stodola.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Possible early season tropical system … S.C. bag tax preemption … Minneapolis may increase age to purchase tobacco … and Baltimore’s incinerator reliance.
In Arkansas and other states, city and county associations have led a full-out charge against the pharmaceutical industry.
To be eligible for the matching grant program, employers must be recruiting for “quality jobs,” paying at or above the state’s median wage.
City officials said Lime didn’t have permission to implement its e-scooter program on local streets.
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