But experts caution pot tax revenue doesn’t necessarily solve state budget problems.
Some town governments in Colorado's mountains are setting aside money to pay for U.S. Forest Service employees, hoping the extra staff can better maintain national forests that are crowded with tourists each summer.
In a place wracked by fires and floods, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers says that “we’re always educating ourselves on best practices” plus building up fiscal reserves to deal with the next disaster.
The Integrated Benefits Initiative, a partnership between Code for America, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Nava Public Benefit Corporation, is spearheading the effort.
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The state provided a detailed update on the industry, which is clearing $1 billion in sales annually.
The states will be the first in the multi-year "Smarter States, Smarter Communities" learning lab, which grows out of National Governor Association Chair Brian Sandoval's 'Ahead of the Curve' Initiative.
The body’s lone local government representative discusses filling the late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s shoes and keeping pace with technology.
The 241 grants will fund 346 infrastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, aprons and terminals.
Instead, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission provided state and local governments a lecture on fair governance.
Forty-four percent of fatally injured drivers tested for drugs had positive results in 2016, the Governors Highway Safety Association found, up more than 50 percent compared with a decade ago.
Those scraping by on six-figure salaries in Silicon Valley may be enticed by this ad campaign.
A warm winter and weak snowpack suggests that this “is the kind of drought we will have to deal with in the future.”
Route Fifty's new survey shows local government officials are particularly skeptical.
Today school districts in parts of 22 states use a four-day week, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
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But “this president has demonstrated a willingness to go back on his word,” according to Washington state’s attorney general.
Keeping track of a state transportation department’s infrastructure, including where it’s located, has never been easier.
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