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Bill Lucia

Bill Lucia
Bill Lucia is a Senior Reporter for Government Executive's Route Fifty. He previously covered Seattle city government for Crosscut.com and holds a master's in public administration from the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs.
Infrastructure

$831 Million Project to Repel Invasive Fish From Great Lakes Gets Army Corps Greenlight

One advocate describes a “race against time” to block Asian carp, which pose a threat to native wildlife.

Management

The Disparities In Investment Found Across One City’s Neighborhoods

A new study highlights sharp differences in capital flowing to poor and wealthy and minority and white areas in Chicago.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure Talks Between Trump and Democrats Crumble

The two sides had planned to sit down Wednesday to talk about a possible $2 trillion package.

Management

Dinosaur Fossil Dispute to Get Attention From State Supreme Court

The Montana case involves competing claims about who owns the valuable remains. Is it surface land or mineral rights holders?

Management

Federal Court Blocks City From Enforcing Lawn Sign Restrictions

A homeowner in Missouri is challenging a local ordinance that only allows people to have a single two-sided sign in their yards.

Management

Mayors Score Win in Lawsuit Over Troubled Retirement Plan Endorsement Deal

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has been locked in a court dispute for several years over the soured arrangement.

Finance

Sports Betting Not Proving to Be a Tax Bonanza For States

Revenues have largely been modest and in some places have fallen far short of projections.

Management

As Congress Mulls Retirement Savings Shortfalls, New State Programs Get Attention

Initiatives in Oregon and other states are targeting people without employer-sponsored retirement plans.

Finance

Pensions Have Shifted To Riskier Investments, Ratings Agency Finds

But the new report says that this trend isn’t necessarily producing stronger returns.

Management

City's Restriction on Women Going Topless in Public Withstands Court Challenge

The ruling in the Missouri case follows at least two other court decisions this year involving the "free the nipple" movement.

Public Safety

Head Injuries Common in Scooter Crashes, Study Finds. Helmets Not So Much.

The research out of Austin, Texas examines the cases of 190 people hurt riding electric scooters.

Management

Western Communities Try to Chart New Economic Paths as Coal Declines

“We decided that a win is growing basically one job at a time,” says one economic development official.

Health & Human Services

U.S. House Bill Calls for New Limits on Chemicals in Drinking Water

The legislation targets a class of industrial compounds known as “PFAS,” which have stoked public health concerns.

Management

A ‘Resilience’ Plan That’s About Much More Than Climate Change

The District of Columbia’s first ever resilience strategy focuses on areas ranging from flooding to affordable housing.