Management

The Time Tax

Why is so much American bureaucracy left to average citizens?

Health & Human Services

Students and Staff Should Mask Up in Schools, CDC Recommends

The CDC revised mask wearing guidance on Tuesday to help contain the spread of Covid-19. But nine states ban school districts from enacting mask mandates.

Finance

This Week in Federal Funding

In the latest edition, we talk with urbanist Bruce Katz about ways local governments can strategize to take full advantage of new federal dollars and why he made a comparison between pandemic aid and the Amazon HQ2 competition.

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Managing the Complexities of Multi-Cloud Environments

Managing the complexities of a multi-cloud environment can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are tools and experts available to provide critical tools in the form of solutions and insights.

Tech & Data

The City So Nice It Was Named Best Place to Live Twice

The city atop the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings is a repeat winner, but several other major metro areas plummeted in the rankings due to factors like high unemployment rates and rising costs of living.

Health & Human Services

Community Colleges Begin Using Federal Coronavirus Funding to Erase Student Debt

The money, from the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, is available for students who have struggled financially as a result of the pandemic.

Health & Human Services

California Passed Guaranteed Income for Aged-out Foster Youth. Other States Might Follow

The chair of the New York state Senate Committee on Children and Families supports establishing a similar program.

Health & Human Services

Covid-19 ‘Long-Haulers’ Join Ranks of Disabled Americans

On the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a new wave of public employees and other workers with disabilities are adjusting to their new normals.

Management

How Unemployment Insurance Fraud Exploded During the Pandemic

Bots filing bogus applications in bulk, teams of fraudsters in foreign countries making phony claims, online forums peddling how-to advice on identity theft: Inside the infrastructure of perhaps the largest fraud wave in history.

Management

Move to Berrien County, Michigan, for the Beaches—And the $15,000

Some of America’s shrinking towns are trying to lure remote workers with cash. It’s not going so great.

Management

New York City, California Mandate Vaccines for Public Employees

Public workers must receive the vaccine or submit to weekly testing starting Sept. 13, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday. California Gov. Gavin Newsom made a similar statement.

Management

Route Fifty Presents: 10 Mayors to Watch

Our inaugural list recognizing local leaders who are tackling some of the most pressing issues facing cities.

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How IT SecOps Can Improve Risk Posture and Readiness in 2021

2020 was a tumultuous year for IT security and operations (IT SecOps). Learn how forward-looking organizations are rising to the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Management

Federal Court Lifts CDC Cruise Ship Restrictions

The order reverses an earlier decision that allowed the restrictions to remain in place. The ruling affects only ships sailing in and out of Florida.

Finance

Public Officials Brace for Years-long Dip in Tax and Other Revenues From City Centers

It could be a few years before office-centric downtowns bounce back as more people work remotely and venture there less often to work, shop and dine, experts say.

Public Safety

50% of Americans Think Gun Violence is a ‘Very Big Problem’

But attitudes about gun violence differ widely by race, ethnicity, party affiliation and community, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.

Health & Human Services

America Is Getting Unvaccinated People All Wrong

They’re not all anti-vaxxers, and treating them as such is making things worse.

Public Safety

Converted Texas Prison Gets First Immigrant Detainees

Border-crossing immigrants are being arrested by Texas troopers on state charges like trespassing, and they’re starting to trickle into a prison emptied to house them.

Tech & Data

States Weigh Bans on Ransomware Payoffs

The idea is that this would deter attacks because cybercriminals would know they couldn’t get paid.

Finance

Replacing a Government Employee Can Cost 150% of Worker's Salary

COMMENTARY | Public-sector organizations devote considerable resources to hiring, but they often overlook retention and its "evil twin" turnover. Analyzing data and acting on it can help.

Finance

Feds Reveal Programs For $3B in Local Economic Development Funds

State and local governments will have access to the money, which is flowing from the Economic Development Administration.