Management

With Early Voting Crowds Come Long Lines, Last Minute Changes

More than 28 million people have already cast ballots for the presidential election as many states have changed absentee voting protocol to make it easier to vote early.

Health & Human Services

Most Home Health Aides ‘Can’t Afford Not to Work’—Even When Lacking PPE

Union officials say that workers who've complained about not having adequate protective equipment on the job have experienced retaliation from employers.

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Are Your Integrated Eligibility and Enrollment Systems Making the Most of Your Resources?

HHS agencies are looking to overcome maintenance and implementation challenges, streamline the user experience for workers and applicants, and innovate quickly and effectively. The cloud could be the answer.

Management

Fast Moving Colorado Wildfire Still Raging in State

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Michigan prohibits voters from carrying guns to the polls … Virginia home health workers to get one-time bonus pay … Rhode Island cracks down on break rooms.

Health & Human Services

Federal Judge Rejects Work Requirement Changes in Food Stamp Program

Nineteen states and Washington, D.C., had filed a lawsuit challenging the USDA's changes to food assistance, which would have cut 700,000 adults from the program.

Management

Why Do Nonwhite Georgia Voters Have to Wait in Line for Hours? Their Numbers Have Soared, and Their Polling Places Have Dwindled.

The state’s voter rolls have grown by nearly 2 million since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, but polling locations have been cut by almost 10%, with Metro Atlanta hit particularly hard.

Finance

New Hampshire to Sue Massachusetts Over Income Tax Policy

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Michigan governor accuses President Trump of inciting terrorism … Trump administration reverses stance on California wildfire relief … Wisconsin to deploy National Guard as poll workers.

Tech & Data

FCC, USAID Partner to Advance U.S. 5G Security Policy

An agreement between the agencies aims to encourage the use of trusted networks and interoperable infrastructure.

Health & Human Services

The Third Coronavirus Surge Has Arrived

This week’s Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations make clear that the U.S. is once again sinking deeper into the pandemic.

Tech & Data

With Census Count Over, Concerns Linger About Accuracy

Community groups raced to get more people to complete census questionnaires before the count ended Friday, but they still believe many were missed after the deadline was pushed up.

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Best Practices for IT Asset Discovery

Given the need to know precisely what’s within your environment, where do you start? To help answer that question, we’ve put together a description of the eight “must-have” aspects of asset discovery that combine to make up a best-practices approach.

Health & Human Services

County Program Offers Grants to Help People Pay for Funerals

Residents in Maricopa County, Arizona, can apply for up to $1,200 toward funeral expenses if they've lost a loved one and also suffered financial losses during the coronavirus pandemic.

Infrastructure

Climate Change Amplifies Colorado’s Water Diversion Debate

Booming communities on the state's "Front Range" want to move forward with a plan to pump water over the Rocky Mountains for use in their cities. But conservationists say climate change should instead be prompting new thinking about how water is used in the state.

Tech & Data

To Better Address Covid, States Need to Use Data Better

COMMENTARY | Covid-19 exposed gaps in data use for state governments but it also revealed innovative practices that can be applied in the future.

Management

As Wildfires Burn, Assigning Blame Is Complicated

COMMENTARY | Climate change has made environmental catastrophes more frequent and severe. But government missteps are also at fault.

Management

Pennsylvania’s Rejection of 372,000 Ballot Applications Bewilders Voters and Strains Election Staff

Most rejected applications were deemed duplicates because voters had unwittingly checked a request box during the primary. The administrative nightmare highlights the difficulty of ramping up mail-in voting on the fly.

Management

Kill Your Gas Stove

It’s bad for you, and the environment. If you can afford to avoid it, you probably should.

Public Safety

Bill in New York City Aims to Stop Police From Collecting Minors’ DNA

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Fauci suggests Americans should skip traditional Thanksgiving gatherings … Voter-approved initiative on car fees struck down by Washington Supreme Court … A third Republican governor won’t endorse Trump in election.

Tech & Data

How Planning to Protect Data Privacy Helped One State’s Covid-19 Response

By creating standardized data sharing agreements that cover privacy issues unique to each state agency, Indiana officials say they were able to streamline requests to share data with the public.