Public Safety

The Potential Flaw in How Many Big City Police are Assigned to Neighborhoods

A new study finds that getting more experienced officers into higher crime districts could have upsides, including reduced violent crime rates.

Public Safety

A State Moves to Establish a Process for Revoking Police Officer’s Licenses

California is one of just four states without such a system in place. A bill that would change that is awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature.

Management

Another Truth About Remote Work

COMMENTARY | A misconception about the prevalence of working from home explains a lot about confirmation bias in America.

Sponsor Content

The Road Map to Service Continuity

Over the last few years, government agencies have slowly embraced cloud technologies as a way to increase efficiencies and reduce overhead costs. That is, until the pandemic hit.

Finance

The Most and Least Tax-Friendly States for Middle-Class Families

A recent ranking looks at the sum of taxes paid in different states by a hypothetical family earning $77,000 a year.

Public Safety

States Use Hurricane Ida Damage to Push Infrastructure Bill

Governors of both parties are lobbying Congress to ensure resilience measures are included.

Health & Human Services

Supply of Antibody Drugs Could Drop in Some States as Feds Take Over Distribution

The Biden administration announced the new policy after a handful of states, most of them with low vaccination rates, accounted for nearly three-fourths of orders for the Covid-19 monoclonal antibody treatment.

Infrastructure

Public Works Agencies Hit by Rising Prices and Supply Delays

That’s on top of longer standing troubles filling jobs. The trio of challenges is stacking up at a pivotal moment for infrastructure spending in the U.S.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure, Budget Bills Estimated to Support 4M Jobs

The budget bill would add 1.1 million jobs related to caregiving alone, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

Smart Cities

Transition to Permanent Remote Work Will Disrupt High-Cost Urban Areas

Cities will need to show residents who can do their jobs from most anywhere why they should continue living in densely packed places, according to new research.

Tech & Data

Cybercriminals Use Pandemic to Attack Schools and Colleges

COMMENTARY | Almost 1,700 schools and colleges were hacked in 2020. Ignoring threats to cybersecurity now can be quite costly in the future.

Management

The Worker Shortages Plaguing the Public Sector

There are a variety of reasons New York is struggling to maintain essential services.

Sponsor Content

Success Strategies for Multicloud Management

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

Health & Human Services

‘Love Your Block’ Grants Headed to Rural and Urban Cities

Each city will receive $100,000 and expert help from Cities of Service to quell the negative impact of abandoned and deteriorating properties.

Management

Boston Will Elect Someone Other Than a White Man as Mayor for the First Time

Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George, both women of color, will advance to the two-person general mayoral election set for November 2.

Health & Human Services

The States Where Afghan Evacuees Will Resettle

Forty-six states will receive Afghan evacuees, including special immigrant visa holders who assisted the United States military.

Management

Electric Vehicles Poised to Rev Up Government Fleets

Fleet electrification barriers have been reduced by technology breakthroughs, federal funding and grants, but challenges remain for cities and states.

Health & Human Services

State Lawmakers Push to Allow Residents to Contribute to Abortion Access Fund

A bill would allow New York residents to contribute on their tax returns, allocating money to nonprofit organizations that help women travel and pay for abortions.

Finance

Treasury Releasing $13B More in Rental Aid to Successful Programs

At least 50 state and local government grantees have met funding distribution benchmarks that would make them eligible for additional money.

Health & Human Services

Forceful Vaccine Messages Backfire With Holdouts. How Can It Be Done Better?

COMMENTARY | A communication strategy that is sensitive to psychological reactance could empower the holdouts to willingly get vaccinated instead of grudgingly comply with a mandate, writes a communication scientist.