Proponents, however, argue changes are needed because localities charge licensing fees at the expense of cable companies’ efforts to expand broadband access.
The “toyery” once made play a part of civic infrastructure. It’s time to bring it back.
And this low-tech solution has been around for two decades.
In many states, people held without a felony conviction are eligible to vote—but confusion, fear, and a long list of logistical complications often stand in their way.
In Minnesota, a training and hiring program is working on getting people into employment, including for the Hennepin County government.
Washington and Oregon voters will decide on measures that would prohibit certain taxes on sugary drinks and grocery businesses.
A coastal county in North Carolina created an entirely new office to coordinate recovery efforts among federal and state partners.
New research offers a dim assessment of some of the most poorly funded state and local public retirement systems.
A 2016 survey showed that the poll worker shortage faced by local elections officials has gotten worse, while current workers skew older. How can jurisdictions hire younger people to sign up for these gigs?
Voter participation jumped during a pilot project.
A coalition of cities and counties sued manufacturers under the state’s “public nuisance” law. They have won a $400 million fund to help treat housing.
A rapidly intensifying storm forces quick action to prepare.
A Maryland county is planting free trees in urban areas to increase shaded areas and lower temperatures.
A new report looks at how states and localities are harnessing their “brands” and reworking benefits to bolster their workforces.
Mosquitoes are all over North Carolina after Hurricane Florence. Counties will get $4 million in emergency funds to battle the pests.
The district started using drones for more than situational awareness and eventually ended up expanding the fleet.
The Summer Youth Enrichment Program in Prince George's County, Maryland, aims to help teenagers long-term.
Two senators are working on a proposal meant to get local governments in logging country off a funding "rollercoaster."
Modular housing pilot projects in King County, Washington aim to create flexible and replicable prototypes of how to expand the number of beds and provide 24/7 case management.
Nearly a thousand polling places have been closed in the five years since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act.
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