Health & Human Services

USPS: It's Up to Mailers to Comply With State Laws on Abortion Pills

The Postal Service says it will not crack down on the mailings, while the Biden administration promises to use the mail to expand access to the pills.

Management

Fireworks Are Cancelled Yet Again in Cities and Counties Across the US

Potential fire risks, supply chain issues and worker shortages have put a damper on these popular Independence Day events.

Management

McDonald’s Pays Its Workers More Than Some Governments Do

COMMENTARY | To be competitive in this challenging new work environment, governments not only need to evaluate their salaries and benefits, but also change the way they recruit, develop, engage and retain talent. Here are the steps to take.

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Multi-Cloud Capabilities for Government

How can government organizations gain flexibility, scalability and enhanced security from multiple cloud providers?

Infrastructure

Safety Group Offers Warnings on Emerging Transportation Tech

They’re urging state and local government leaders to prepare for new types of vehicles and to look beyond industry hype as they design policies to reduce crashes.

Management

Supreme Court Deals a Major Blow to the EPA, and All Federal Agencies

A decision from the court's conservative majority limits agencies' ability to write new rules on major issues. The case centered on a challenge brought by West Virginia and other states.

Tech & Data

The Changing Face of Ransomware

As ransomware continues as a profitable business model, attackers are squeezing the inefficiencies out of their operations.

Infrastructure

Feds Launch $1B Initiative to Rework Infrastructure That Cut Apart Cities

The Biden administration says places that prioritize community outreach as they design project proposals will have an advantage over others.

Tech & Data

How Cities and States are Gathering Data as They Spend Federal Aid

A watchdog agency responsible for monitoring the historic infusion of pandemic relief dollars is promoting data collection to encourage transparency and uncover fraud and abuse.

Public Safety

State and Local Leaders Call for Overhaul of Nation’s 911 System

A group that includes mayors, police chiefs and state officials wants to rethink who should respond to calls for help.

Public Safety

Early Warning System Pinpoints Flooded Roads in Some States

Nearly a dozen states are using real-time, hyper-local monitoring to assess potential flooding at specific bridges or roads.

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Using IIJA, ARPA & CARES Act Funds to Think Outside the Box

Funds making their way into local government budgets, but how do officials best utilize this new funding?

Management

Why the Supreme Court’s Football Coach Decision is a Game-changer on School Prayer

COMMENTARY | The case is noteworthy because the court has now decided that public school employees can pray when supervising students.

Management

How Local Governments Are Advancing Workers’ Rights, and Why Even More Should Get Involved

COMMENTARY | Cities are spearheading efforts to pass and enforce local labor laws that are improving standards for workers in their communities.

Infrastructure

Taking the Friction Out of Regional Transit Payments

With an upgraded app, Cleveland-area riders can buy fares for 14 transit agencies across the region.

Infrastructure

Republicans Look to Reverse Biden’s Infrastructure Permitting Changes

They’re raising concerns that reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act will slow down projects, now that the Biden administration has scrapped a Trump-era rules rewrite.

Management

Why Job Applicants Are Frustrated With the State and Local Government Hiring Process

New survey findings reveal that many workers are interested in public sector jobs, but get bogged down in the application phase.

Public Safety

How One City Is Adressing 911 Calls That Require a Mental Health Response

A study showed that 90% of 911 crisis calls are related to mental health in Durham, North Carolina. The city launched four pilot programs that could change how it responds.

Finance

$53.3 Million. 33 Jobs. No Plan. That’s How Mississippi Lawmakers Are Spending BP Oil Spill Money.

Business leaders hoped the state would use money from the 2010 oil spill to transform Mississippi’s coastal economy. Instead, lawmakers are using much of it to fill gaps in local government budgets and fund projects with few metrics for success.

Finance

Instead of Relief at the Pump, California Moves to Put Cash in Pockets

State leaders are opting for direct payments up to $1,050, rather than a gas tax suspension as they look to provide residents a break from skyrocketing prices.