Infrastructure

EPA Selects 39 Waterworks Projects to Apply for Billions in Financing

The agency is teeing up projects for a new round of loans under a low-cost borrowing program for water and sewer infrastructure.

Finance

Report: Immigrants Could Help Revive the Middle Class

Allowing more foreign-born people into the U.S. could help solve the country’s labor-force challenges and catalyze upward mobility for American-born workers, according to Brookings.

Management

Extra, Extra! State Lawmakers Propose Tax Credit to Help Save Local Journalism

A New York bill would offer tax credits to offset the cost of salaries for journalists at local outlets, as well as a subsidy for their subscribers.

Sponsor Content

HUD’s Monica Matthews Offers Tips for Data-driven Personnel Management

Monica Matthews shared recommendations for public sector leaders seeking to empower their workforce and drive positive constituent outcomes

Tech & Data

Is Your State Ready To Handle the Influx of Federal Funds for Expanding Broadband?

States have widely different track records on expanding broadband internet access. Here are the ones that could struggle to handle the federal funds coming their way.

Health & Human Services

Omicron’s Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios

The new, highly contagious variant could have terrible consequences. But if it ends up causing milder symptoms than delta, there’s a real upside.

Tech & Data

America Is Running on Fumes

COMMENTARY | In film, science, and the economy, the U.S. has fallen out of love with the hard work of ushering new ideas into the world.

Health & Human Services

Surgeons Sometimes Deny Organ Transplants for Disabled Patients. State Lawmakers Are Changing That.

Twenty-nine states prevent doctors from considering a person's disability when determining eligibility for an organ transplant. Wisconsin could join them.

Finance

Poll: Nearly Half of US Households Facing Inflation Hardship

People earning less and without college degrees were more likely to say they're having difficulties.

Tech & Data

No Strategy Needed to Start Leveraging AI in Government

While states should formulate a strategic vision for long-term use of artificial intelligence, the pandemic showed that AI can successfully assist with vital public services, according to a survey of state CIOs.

Sponsor Content

5 Best Practices for Achieving Zero Trust in a Changing Threat Landscape

Cybersecurity risk has expanded across every reach of state and local government due to major shifts in hybrid remote work environments.

Health & Human Services

'Love Letter' Legislation Leads to Lawsuit

A real estate firm filed a lawsuit to contest a new law in Oregon that prohibits sellers from presenting their clients with letters from prospective homebuyers, a common practice in competitive markets.

Public Safety

Stricter Gun Law Support Falls to Lowest Level Since 2014

Support for banning handgun ownership peaked at 60% in 1959. Now only 19% favor a ban, which is an all-time low and down six points in the past year, according to a Gallup report.

Management

'A Significant Wave of Modernization' Coming to Unemployment Systems

More than $87 billion in fraudulent unemployment claims were filed with states nationwide since the pandemic began, which is prompting states to overhaul their antiquated systems.

Finance

Quitting Your Job or Thinking About Joining the ‘Great Resignation’? Here’s What an Employment Lawyer Advises

A record number of Americans are quitting their jobs. But before you opt to join them, you should consider the risks and costs.

Health & Human Services

Telehealth May Be Here to Stay

The use of remote health services soared during the pandemic.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure Update: The Outlook for Fare-Free Transit

Doing away with public transit fares is an idea that gained traction in recent years, with the pandemic spurring new interest. But views differ on whether the benefits outweigh the risks.

Public Safety

States With the Highest Homicide Rates

The U.S. experienced a 30% increase in homicides from 2019 to 2020, the largest jump ever recorded, according to a CDC report.