Flint Congressman Not Giving Up on Push to Assist Struggling Cities

Rep. Dan Kildee, of Michigan, believes his efforts could gain new traction in a Democratic controlled House.

Looming Work Requirements Demand A New Approach to Government Assistance

COMMENTARY | Instituting work requirements does not mean that people get jobs, keep jobs, or advance in jobs. The focus needs to be kept on the end game—economic stability and mobility—not administrative indicators.

After Midterms, Democrats Now Hold a Majority of State AG Offices

“They’ve been very aggressive, banding together across state lines to challenge a variety of policies,” one expert said about Democratic responses to the Trump administration.

Voters in 4 Red States Considering Medicaid Expansion Proposals

Ballot initiatives in Idaho, Montana, Nebraska and Utah are steaming toward Election Day, fueling perceptions that narratives on public-option health care have shifted.

Here’s What’s Holding Up Florida’s Shift to Year-Round Daylight Saving Time

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Food pantries see more demand … San Antonio short-term rental vote ... dairy woes … and Colo. governor’s final state budget.

Veteran Homelessness Drops 5 Percent

There are now about 38,000 homeless veterans, according to federal agencies.

Surging Economy Contributes to Decrease in Medicaid Enrollment

A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation outlined a .6 percent drop in Medicaid enrollment in 2018, the first since 2007.

DHS Preps Extra Cyber Support for States with Close Midterm Races

The tightness of an election is just one factor to guide where the Homeland Security Department will field its Election Day cybersecurity teams.

FEMA Wants a New Way to Verify Survivors After Disasters

The new system will need to handle up to 750,000 cases at the same time to ensure survivors get what they need while fraudsters get shut out.

Federal and State Officials Criticize Wireless Outages After Hurricane Michael

A consumer advocacy group said regulators are also to blame for the delay in getting service back up. Wireless carriers countered that they’ve restored service as quickly as possible.

Congress, More Than a Dozen States Consider Legislation to Expand Broadband Access

Most efforts aimed at increasing spending, streamlining regulations.

State AGs Want FCC Action on ‘Neighbor Spoofing’

These types of robocall scams “cannot be tolerated,” 35 state attorneys general wrote the Federal Communications Commission.

States Helping Disabled Students Move to Work Despite Unclear Federal Funding, Report Says

There's widespread confusion over which programs are reimbursable, according to the federal Government Accountability Office.

Wash. Gov. Inslee: ‘We Will Be Ready’ If Feds Come After State’s Net Neutrality Law

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ky. governor warns of pension failures … N.Y.C. law on gender preferences for birth certificates … and El Paso feels disrespected.

Bill Would Rework Limits on Social Security for Some Public Workers

It’s the latest effort by lawmakers to overhaul the “Windfall Elimination Provision," which affects benefits for thousands of state and local government employees around the U.S.

Senators, Providers Criticize ‘Unpredictable’ FCC Funding for Rural Broadband

“Cutting [Universal Service Fund] support cuts the legs out of the business case for rural broadband in many places,” said one telecom CEO.

A Setback for Trump's Plan to Slash Public Lands

Environmentalists and tribes won an early legal advantage in their battle to protect Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Cemetery Case Could Change Path for Property Rights Claims Against Local Governments

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in Knick v. Township of Scott, which has implications for how challenges over governmental "taking" make it to federal court.

Should Congress Regulate Online Sports Betting?

The NFL is throwing its weight behind a federal framework, while the gaming industry blamed “burdensome” taxes and laws for the allure of illegal sports books.