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Dave Nyczepir

Dave Nyczepir
Dave Nyczepir is a News Editor for Government Executive's Route Fifty. He previously was a reporter at the Desert Sun newspaper in Southern California's Coachella Valley and worked for Campaigns & Elections magazine and covered Maryland's 2012 legislative session for the University of Maryland's Capital News Service and holds a master's of journalism from the University of Maryland.
Management

Why HR Managers Should Be Partnering With State Governments

Legislatures are taking up important issues of key interest to companies and their employees.

Management

Maryland Races to Be First State to Ban Foam Containers and Cups

The clock is ticking on a compromise bill that either Gov. Larry Hogan will sign or both chambers might pass with veto-proof majorities.

Health & Human Services

Opponents of Medicaid Work Requirements Urge Judge to Stop State Plans

But the Trump administration, along with state officials, argued that requiring some recipients to work will strengthen the overall health insurance program.

Infrastructure

Transportation Officials Seek Flexible Federal Infrastructure Funding

Some states and localities have struggled to curb congestion because of the limited funding available for pedestrian, bicycle and transit infrastructure.

Infrastructure

Using Augmented Reality to 3D-Map Underground Infrastructure

Several US Ignite cities like Burlington, Vermont are testing the tool to identify infrastructure like gas lines.

Infrastructure

Aging Infrastructure Might Be Raising Water Bills

Repairs and water treatment improvements affect affordability, which is why utilities aim to innovate.

Tech & Data

Port San Antonio’s Redevelopment Enters New Territory

The port authority is exploring a new public-private partnership to get the Texas metro area’s unique mix of industries, like cybersecurity and defense, collaborating more.

Health & Human Services

Helping Police Divert Mental Health Patients From ERs

A start-up wants to use a mobile app to allow clinicians and case workers to do remote patient evaluations when law enforcement officers respond to mental health calls.

Tech & Data

Without a Federal Privacy Law, States Are Left to Figure Out How to Protect Consumer Data

Representatives of the technology industry, and some state officials, say having broad privacy laws in each state could curb innovation. But other states leaders argue intervention is necessary to protect consumers.

Management

Counties Push for Sustainable Public Lands Payment Programs

Local and federal officials argue two funding streams they count on are part of a “social safety net” for primarily rural, Western jurisdictions.

Tech & Data

Checking on Landlords When the Heat is Too Low

Heat Seek records indoor temperatures when renters say their heat is out or insufficient.

Infrastructure

How Counties Are Addressing Their Digital Divides

Maricopa County, Arizona is fast-tracking 5G deployment, while Wise County, Texas wants to partner with providers on “middle mile” projects.

Infrastructure

Finding the Flaws in the Federal Broadband Maps

Frustrated with the FCC maps, the National Association of Counties and other federal agencies are looking to figure out which communities lack broadband access.

Management

Agriculture Secretary Optimistic States Will Recover From Trade War

Sonny Perdue also called FCC broadband coverage maps “fake news,” saying his agency wants to get more accurate information from states.

Management

Cities’ Progress Toward Carbon Neutrality Gets Tougher

Some, like Minneapolis, still rely heavily on polluting natural gas to heat buildings through frigid winters.

Tech & Data

8 Things Governments Can Do to Use Disruptive Technology Better

Making sure officials know what things like artificial intelligence do is a good starting point, according to a new report.

Management

A Message to FEMA: Respond to Disasters Differently

Providing money to states faster after disasters, and offering funds before they strike, would make communities safer, governors said.

Management

Republican Governors Want Trade War With China Over Quickly

An outcome to negotiations that lowers or ends Chinese tariffs could be critical to President Trump’s reelection hopes, Arkansas’ governor predicted.

Tech & Data

Why Local Governments Aren’t All Aboard the Blockchain Train

From high costs of implementation to more pressing regulatory concerns, current barriers to entry make the technology difficult to implement.