Management

How Biden Plans to Beat Republican Obstructionism

History suggests that Joe Biden and the Democrats are going to have a tough two years and a disaster in the midterms. Here’s their plan to avoid that.

Health & Human Services

Lawmakers Move to Strip Governors’ Emergency Powers

In at least half the states, Republicans and some Democrats have proposed limiting their governor’s emergency powers in some way during the pandemic.

Sponsor Content

Cloud Offers a Path to Scalable, Innovative Eligibility and Enrollment Systems

Increasing demand for new and more user-friendly services, rising transaction complexity, and calls for data transparency have made it important for agencies to transform the ways they interact with constituents and design systems to deliver benefits.

Infrastructure

The Unfinished Business of Flint’s Water Crisis

Criminal charges and a class-action settlement may seem like the last chapter in Flint’s story, but many of the most important reforms at the root of the city’s water crisis remain undone.

Public Safety

US could face a simmering, chronic domestic terror problem, warn security experts

COMMENTARY | The U.S. currently has elements that can lead to low-intensity domestic terrorism.

Tech & Data

Electric Cars’ Looming Recycling Problem

COMMENTARY | Financial incentives to recycle spent electric vehicle batteries are eroding. That could spell environmental disaster.

Health & Human Services

Liaisons to Each State, Full National Guard Reimbursement Are Part of Biden's Virus Response Plan

On his second day in office, President Joe Biden outlined a wide-ranging coronavirus response strategy, shifting toward a more national approach than the Trump administration's.

Infrastructure

Buttigieg Emphasizes He’ll Bring Local Perspective to Top Transportation Job

Transportation secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg, a former mayor, received a favorable hearing before the Senate committee considering his nomination.

Management

Census Estimates Show Population Decline in 16 States

The declines could lead to economic stagnation for some states. Overall, the nation grew about 7% between 2010 and 2020, similar to a previous historic low around the time of the Great Depression.

Health & Human Services

Dallas County Axes Plan to Prioritize Vaccinating Communities of Color After State Threatens to Slash Allocation

State officials told Dallas leadership the plan was "not acceptable," and threatened to cut the county's vaccine supply.

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Improve Government Services with Cloud Technology

A complete guide to connecting data, applications, and processes while advancing security and compliance.

Management

Voters Are Starting to Act Like Hard-Core Sports Fans—With Dangerous Repercussions for Democracy

COMMENTARY | Fandom can go beyond outfits. It can become a core component of a person's identity, making losses feel personal.

Management

Biden Moves to Rejoin Paris Climate Pact, Halt Keystone XL Pipeline

After he was sworn into office on Wednesday, President Biden signed a slate of executive actions, including measures to begin reversing Trump era environmental policies.

Health & Human Services

Some Health Care Workers Refuse Covid Vaccine

One survey found 15% of health care workers who were offered a coronavirus vaccine didn't want it.

Health & Human Services

With Fewer Resources, Rural America Tackles Vaccine Distribution

Rural clinics face unique challenges in connecting perishable vaccines with residents who often live miles away.

Public Safety

“Sense of Entitlement”: Rioters Faced Few Consequences Invading State Capitols. No Wonder They Turned to the U.S. Capitol Next.

Armed far-right mobs met little law enforcement resistance when they repeatedly attacked state capitols. You can draw a direct line from that kind of impunity to the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6.

Health & Human Services

The Pandemic is Hurting Child Care. Parents are Paying the Price.

About 700,000 parents left their jobs to care for their kids after child care centers closed, according to a recent analysis.

Tech & Data

To Unlock the Full Potential of Data, Local Governments Need The Right Talent

COMMENTARY | Local governments don’t need more data—they need people who can process what they already have.