Finance

House Lawmakers Launch Group to Fight for 'SALT' Cap Repeal

But they face firm Republican opposition and there are no clear signs of support coming from the White House.

Tech & Data

Increasing Number of Americans Believe in Conspiracy Theories

The jump can be attributed to the rise in social media use and the spread of misinformation, like falsehoods about the 2020 election and Covid-19 vaccines, according to an analysis by The Marist Poll.

Health & Human Services

A First-of-its-kind Investment in Home Care is in the Works. But Will it be Enough?

The American Jobs plan would allocate $400 billion to assist in home health care, a historic investment, but one expert says it may not be enough.

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Management

Landlords Say Tenants Are Not Tapping Rent Relief

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue and state leaders push for a return to normalcy, some states are lifting eviction moratoriums and leaving tenants in the hands of local courts.

Health & Human Services

Overcoming Roadblocks to Evidence-Based Policy Making

COMMENTARY | Promising initiatives like the California Policy Lab show how governments can take greater advantage of data.

Management

Welcome to the New Progressive Era

COMMENTARY | Progressives thought they knew what a Biden presidency would look like. How did they get him so wrong?

Infrastructure

Tourism, Business Travel May Not Fully Recover for 4 Years, Industry Officials Say

Corporate travel spending dropped 70% during the pandemic, contributing to the tax revenue losses that tourism-dependent cities and states experienced.

Tech & Data

How Governments can Shape 6G Technology Infrastructure

An engineering organization’s new guide provides recommendations to help governments foster the evolution of wireless technology to benefit them and their residents.

Management

143,518 U.S. Public Library Workers Are Keeping their Communities Informed, Connected and Engaged – But Their Jobs May be at Risk

COMMENTARY | While newer data isn’t available, the number is probably lower now, and recent history suggests more library jobs may be on the chopping block in the near future.

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Health & Human Services

Syphilis Cases in California Drive a Record-Setting Year for STDs Nationwide

New data released Tuesday from the CDC shows sexually transmitted infections reached an all-time high in 2019. The biggest spike was in syphilis cases, which rose 74% between 2015 and 2019. Leading the country in syphilis is California, where men who have sex with men make up half the cases.

Management

Pandemic Provokes City vs. State Conflicts

The Georgia legislature approved legislation that would preempt the commission’s powers, after the panel moved toward restricting police funding. State preemption of local powers is increasing nationwide.

Finance

Cities Prepare to Spend Historic Sums of Federal Aid

In addition to filling budget gaps, they're looking at longer-term recovery programs focused on areas like housing and job training.

Finance

Small Business Owners Can’t Find Qualified Workers, Survey Finds

The National Federation of Independent Business says the pandemic and increased unemployment benefits are keeping people out of the labor market.

Health & Human Services

Deep Cleaning Isn’t a Victimless Crime

COMMENTARY | The CDC has finally said what scientist have been screaming for months: The coronavirus is overwhelmingly spread through the air, not via surfaces.

Public Safety

Mayors Urge Senate to Approve Gun Background Check Bills

Two House proposals would extend the checks to private transfers and the time dealers must wait before transferring a gun to a customer.

Finance

Could Online Sports Betting and Gambling Help Close State Budget Shortfalls?

COMMENTARY | Taxes on online betting and gambling can help government leaders boost their budgets and create sustainable economic growth.

Health & Human Services

One Change that Could Help Nursing Homes Recover from Covid-19 Fears and Become Safer Places for Aging Parents

COMMENTARY | Nursing homes have struggled through COVID-19 deaths and lockdowns. Giving nurses more quality time with patients can help them win back trust.