Tech & Data

Cyber Insurance Sticker Shock Gives Some Governments Pause

Rising premiums and more exclusions has some states and localities questioning whether investing in a cybersecurity insurance policy is a good idea.

Finance

Housing Slump Would Place Greatest Stress on Black, Hispanic Residents

Many homeowners have counted on fast-rising home values and growing home equity.

Sponsor Content

Multi-Cloud Capabilities for Government

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

Finance

Trump Wades Into One State's Budget Discussions

The former president says Pennsylvania's spending plan should be "tied" to controversial elections legislation.

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.

Public Safety

FEMA Wants to End Flood Insurance for the Nation’s Riskiest Properties

Democrats and counties oppose the idea. Properties that have been flood-damaged multiple times account for nearly half the program’s payouts over the years.

Management

4 Proven Strategies for Attracting and Retaining State and Local Government Workers

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.

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.

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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?

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.

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.