“I think if we waited for Washington to sort themselves out, we wouldn’t vote for anything,” one Kansas state senator told Route Fifty.
President Trump reportedly will send the beleaguered Republican to Rome as ambassador to U.N. for food and agriculture.
The state legislature nearly reversed Governor Sam Brownback’s signature policy after a voter rebellion. His economic legacy, one GOP lawmaker says, “is going down in flames.”
Also in our Weekend State and Local Daily Digest: Emergency declaration in Georgia; Philly-area bridge closed after structural fracture; a big EPA fine from a Honolulu molasses spill.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback recently told The Kansas City Star: “I want a fairer tax system, but it’s like that was all counter to my policies.” Good luck replenishing that bone-dry rainy day fund.
Making its easier to track capital improvement projects—and the funding that’s been budgeted and spent on them.
Municipal rules about undergrounding utilities proved to be too great a challenge to overcome in Leawood, Kansas, back in 2014. Could new models to expand connectivity bridge those barriers?
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: LAPD outreach to families of those killed by officers; gas utility under scrutiny in Vermont; and Great Lakes mayors question water agreement.
Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: Illinois budget mess threatens state road construction; Oakland, Calif., conflict-of-interest inquiry; and Jacksonville consolidated government dispute.
To stay in the suburbs, many boomers will have to find solutions that don’t depend on government help.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Chicago approves sick leave for all workers; mass shootings spur Denver schools’ switch to push-button locks; and Louisiana Republicans buck governor on shortfall.
Not so much, according to a new Moody’s Investors Service report.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Dutch-American city isn’t rolling up the ‘Welkom’ mat; Uber’s big penalty in Pennsylvania; and California’s ‘Skunk Train’ cleans homeless camps.
California may be home to Silicon Valley, but more and more states are not only actively encouraging homegrown entrepreneurs, they’re proactively seeking innovators who can make a difference in our everyday lives and that state’s bottom line.
‘Our other budgets, they were difficult to see,’ says a City Council member who has embraced a budget-making approach that involves program inventories and ‘priority based’ spending.
The state’s Department of Administration blamed the error on a computer problem.
Personal income estimates slid downward in 57 of the Sunflower State's 105 counties in 2014. But adjacent states didn't see similar declines.
More Bad News from Kansas Budget Analysts; Illinois Attorney General Charges Gas Utility of Bilking, Fraud
Also: Teen curfews in New Mexico and considering the art and science of traffic engineering in Montana.
A new technology accelerator is giving Olathe, Kansas, the tools it needs to help create the parks and playgrounds of the future.
Also: Religious loophole for Vermont parents and an "outdoor refreshment" zone for Toledo?
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