Management

Trump Allies Have Interviewed Nearly 200 Election Officials to Probe for Weaknesses

Volunteers for “Operation Eagles Wings” are using surveys in eight states to seek support for conspiracy theories.

Tech & Data

The Places Where Remote Work Became Most Common

In regions around over 40 cities, at least one in five people were working remotely last year, according to a new study.

Finance

Deciding How to Use $41B in Remaining State ARPA Aid

States have already chosen where to spend the bulk of $195 billion in pandemic funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. A think tank is weighing in on what to do with the money that’s left.

Sponsor Content

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Local governments are facing an increasing number of cyberattacks that threaten to shut down local services.

Tech & Data

States Must Plug Into Federal Antifraud System for Food Aid Delivery Under New Rule

The system, meant to help prevent duplicate participation, is expected to make enrollment and oversight easier with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Public Safety

When the Grid Goes Out, Could Solar and Batteries Power Your Home?

COMMENTARY | Researchers explore what it would take for homes and commercial buildings to ride out long power outages, of three days or more, with solar and batteries.

Finance

The Case for Expanding Industrial Policy to Cover Service Jobs

A Harvard professor has a proposal for how government economic development investments could be shifted to better meet workforce and employer needs in the coming years.

Infrastructure

How a School’s ‘Bike Bus’ Won Over Students and Charmed the Internet

Nearly 200 kids in Portland, Oregon join a weekly bicycle ride to school, instead of relying on buses or drop-offs. The fun-spirited, pedal-powered convoys have drawn nationwide attention and the teacher behind them says they have many benefits.

Public Safety

'We've Never Seen a Flood Event Like This': Ian's Devastating Hit to Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis described "historic" damage to parts of the state from the hurricane, which made landfall with winds around 150 mph and caused massive flooding.

Infrastructure

There’s Bipartisan Interest in Reworking the Brownfields Program

The infrastructure law tripled funding to clean up and redevelop polluted sites. Two key senators are looking at ways to help more communities take advantage of the additional money.

Management

How Much Federal Covid Aid are Cities Spending to Help Kids?

New research looks at how local governments are using the money to address the fallout the pandemic has had for children in areas like education and mental health.

Sponsor Content

Red Hat Virtual Training and Certification Options

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Management

States Take New Steps to Stop Election Mistruths From Going Viral

To combat the rising threat, some states are bringing on cybersecurity specialists to comb social media and flag posts that spread falsehoods about the voting process. Others have launched ad campaigns to counter disinformation.

Tech & Data

Communities Collect Granular Broadband Data Amid Wait for Better Federal Maps

Whether gathering address-level availability data from internet service providers or anecdotal evidence from households, communities are working to get a baseline understanding of local broadband access.

Management

Rethinking How to Solve the Nation’s Housing Shortage

Industry experts are floating ideas they say could help, many of which would involve state and local policy-makers taking action.

Finance

Senate Reaches Deal to Avoid Shutdown, Punts Threat for 10 Weeks

Lawmakers agreed to drop controversial provisions and set up a new deadline for a lame duck Congress.

Infrastructure

Manchin Drops Push to Overhaul Energy Infrastructure Permitting

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin wanted to speed environmental approvals for projects like power plants and pipelines. But he couldn’t muster the votes to tie his proposal to legislation needed to keep the federal government open.

Infrastructure

Daytime Electric Vehicle Charging at Work Could Cut Costs

COMMENTARY | "With less home charging and more daytime charging, the western U.S. would need less generating capacity and storage," says one of the authors of a new study.

Public Safety

Philadelphia Mayor's Ban on Guns in Parks and Rec Centers Criticized as ‘Meaningless’

Critics question whether Mayor Jim Kenney's executive order can be effective given state firearms laws. It comes after a parks and recreation worker was struck by a stray bullet and killed.