Health & Human Services

New Yorkers are Scrambling for Public Restroom Access With Limited Availability

New legislation would require city departments to identify a new restroom location in every ZIP code, but stops short from ordering their completion.

Health & Human Services

Combating Abortion Misinformation in the Post-Roe Environment

COMMENTARY | False information could get worse amid rapidly changing laws around abortion access. But states, employers and others have ways to quash these efforts.

Sponsor Content

Is 2022 the Year Cybersecurity Goes Mainstream?

The reality is that the pandemic is going to leave all of us and society at large inexorably changed.

Finance

This Federal Committee Is Watching Over Your Pandemic Funds Spending

The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee is on the lookout for fraud and other issues with trillions in federal Covid aid. But the watchdog is also assembling a wealth of data on programs the money is going to.

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.

Infrastructure

Governments Begin Pushing Back on Investors Snatching Up Homes

Institutional investors purchased nearly 20% of all U.S. homes for sale in the last three months of 2021, turning most into rentals. Now, some state and local officials want to slow the trend, worried it is boxing residents out of homeownership.

Finance

Housing Slump Would Place Greatest Stress on Black, Hispanic Residents

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

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.

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Extending Zero Trust Data Security to AWS Environments

Ransomware doesn't care where your data resides, and the need to ensure that your data is secure should be top of mind no matter where it lives.

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.

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.