Tech & Data

Sports Gambling Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

COMMENTARY | Betting on Tom Brady’s next completion may sound like harmless fun. But it’s not.

Health & Human Services

How Early Childhood Care Differs Between Better and Worse Off Families

New research finds that kids from households on higher socioeconomic rungs tend to spend less time with their parents, but also receive higher quality care.

Public Safety

More Central American Children Could Rejoin Parents in the States

Over 130,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the southern border illegally since October.

Sponsor Content

Sustaining Security and IT Productivity Through Telework

A transition to teleworking has significantly strained IT departments, particularly those working in healthcare. Lenovo recently completed a recent survey of 446 government professionals that highlighted some important findings.

Infrastructure

A State’s Plan for the Nation’s First Section of Wireless Charging Road

Michigan hopes to test out a short segment of roadway that will allow electric cars to recharge as they drive, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said.

Finance

Top Democrats Announce Deal on Raising Revenue for $3.5T Package

The announcement comes as President Biden is trying to shore up support within his party for sweeping domestic legislation that would direct funding towards areas like education, health care and climate initiatives.

Health & Human Services

NYC Transit Riders Who Go Maskless Run Risk of $50 Fines

The penalty was put in place last year, but officials now say they plan to ramp up enforcement.

Management

State and Local Government Beats out Federal in Survey of Citizen Trust

Digital services had a strong impact on whether residents found governments trustworthy, according to the report from Deloitte.

Finance

The Government Gave Free PPP Money to Public Companies Despite Warning Them Not to Apply

At least 120 publicly traded companies that received large PPP loans grew their revenues last year and have been allowed to keep the money anyway, according to a ProPublica analysis. The program was built to help small businesses.

Public Safety

Citizen Enforcement of Texas Abortion Ban Could Spread to Other Laws

Two state laws that restrict transgender youth also rely on private civil actions.

Finance

Feds Step In to Assist States With Unemployment Fixes

The Labor Department has deployed “tiger teams” to six state unemployment agencies, with experts looking for solutions to speed up payments and reduce fraud.

Management

A Free Tool to Help Cities Take Full Advantage of Federal Aid

The collaboration between Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. Conference of Mayors lets city leaders search information and ask questions about rules and regulations related to coronavirus relief money.

Sponsor Content

Success Strategies for Multicloud Management

Maintaining governance and control over several cloud resources, as well as legacy infrastructure, is critical.

Public Safety

What the Rest of America Can Learn From Colorado

COMMENTARY | One year after widespread protests, state reforms have brought accountability to policing, if not an end to brutality.

Infrastructure

The Buffalo Bills Owners Want a New Stadium, and Taxpayers Might Help Them Pay For It

The NFL team is a Western New York treasure, and critics say the owners are exploiting that to help pay for the $1.4 billion project.

Finance

The Best and Worst Places to Work in America

A nationwide ranking from a nonprofit group factors in state policies related to wages and worker protections.

Health & Human Services

The States With the Weakest and Strongest Social Safety Nets

New research allows for easy comparisons of how states stack up based on a variety of social welfare and pro-labor policies, and also offers a look at economic outcomes in each place.

Management

Hard Work Isn’t the Point of the Office

COMMENTARY | The pandemic disrupted soft work—the gossip, eavesdropping, and casual relationship-building that aren’t a formal part of your job.

Infrastructure

Nearly One-Third of Infrastructure Jobs are Tough to Fill, Research Finds

Job opportunities are likely to boom if Congress approves a pending infrastructure bill, but a National League of Cities report says the current workforce may not be able to meet the demand.

Management

Disinformation May Be the New Normal, Election Officials Fear

Races for governor in New Jersey and Virginia this year could face election falsehoods.

Tech & Data

How State and Local Agencies Can Better Protect Mobile Devices from Hackers

COMMENTARY | Devices like smartphones and tablets can present extra cybersecurity risks, a significant concern as more public employees work remotely.