State and City Relations
Are public sector agencies ready take tech collaboration to the next level? Our survey says government officials want to, but don’t know where to start.
The National League of Cities has seven recommendations for those looking to launch pilots.
More and more, states are getting involved in housing issues that used to be just local government affairs, including preempting their authority.
Switching to an environmentally friendly community choice energy program will cost customers a bit more every month.
Proponents say it is necessary in an increasingly unaffordable housing market, but many local government officials say passing Prop 10 will pave the way for tenant rights groups to run roughshod over elected representatives.
A dozen states in the past three years have banned local governments from forcing private employers to provide paid sick leave benefits.
A change in standards could be copied by other states, but has not yet gained enough traction in the state legislature.
While a federal committee struggles to reach consensus on a state broadband framework, the National League of Cities created its own, stressing local needs.
Despite calls for local control, communities are only given a limited set of tools and are facing historic fiscal pressures. That could be a looming problem for many cities, according to a new report.
The state wants to add every city and county government to its automated threat feed program in the next three to four years.
In Chicago, officials take a different path to implement law enforcement reforms.
The Center for Local State and Urban Policy found more local leaders than last year saying they are optimistic Michigan is heading in the right direction.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Utah sexual assault evidence tracking … Pennsylvania weatherization funding … and a Guam official’s teachable moment.
Other states could follow Maine into ranked-choice voting, currently used in 11 cities across the country.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Northern California wildfire emergency … child care center lead risk … trouble for Utah school funding bill … and Richmond’s big bus realignment.
Housing programs are still being developed, so money won't begin flowing to struggling families immediately.
From defiance to exploiting legal loopholes, municipalities are trying everything to get around state preemption laws and maintain local authority.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Judge orders LePage to act on Maine Medicaid expansion … no big shakeup expected under Missouri’s new governor … and Baltimore’s unofficial sewage overflow.
Mayor Jim Strickland and others are interested in "de-annexing" parts of the city.
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