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'A Significant Wave of Modernization' Coming to Unemployment Systems

More than $87 billion in fraudulent unemployment claims were filed with states nationwide since the pandemic began, which is prompting states to overhaul their antiquated systems.

Congressman Fighting to Lift SALT Cap is Running For NY Governor

Rep. Thomas Suozzi, a Long Island moderate could shake up next year’s Democratic primary. He's been a key advocate for raising the $10,000 limit on the state and local tax deduction.

Grappling With the Public Sector Workforce Shortage Crush

When positions aren’t appealing to applicants, sometimes the jobs need to be changed, government hiring officials say.

How Mayors Are Thinking About Prioritizing Federal Aid

Nearly 80% of mayors responding to a new survey said American Rescue Plan Act funding would help their cities accomplish goals related to homelessness and infrastructure, among other areas.

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Eliminate Manual Processes Route and Approve Invoices from Anywhere

Today’s finance teams carry a heavy burden, supporting everything from growth strategies to long-term planning – all while continuously delivering monthly and quarterly numbers and keeping cash flowing. But even as demands on finance departments grow, many still spend excessive time using paper, spreadsheets, and e-mails to process vendor invoices, approvals, and payments.

A Breakdown of the Andrew Cuomo Investigations

The former New York governor is facing probes at the county, state and federal level. Here’s what's happening.

Living When Things Suck in Government

COMMENTARY | Things are not good right now and it's time to acknowledge it.

Snowy Roads Will Be Cleared, But It Will ‘Take Extra Time’

The ongoing labor shortage has exacerbated existing plow driver hiring problems, transportation officials said.

For City Leaders, an Upbeat Moment Mixed With Challenges Old and New

Historic amounts of federal funding are flowing to the local level. But cities are also grappling with a host of difficult problems.

The ‘Great Resignation’ Is a Trend That Began Before the Pandemic–And Bosses Need To Get Used to It

A record share of workers quit their jobs in September. A human resources scholar explains how this is a trend that predates the pandemic.

One County Will Give $76 Million in ‘Hero Pay’ to Public Employees for Covid Response

Most full-time workers in California’s Santa Clara County will receive $2,500 bonuses, all paid for with the county's federal Covid-19 relief allotment.

There Are More Jobs Than Jobless People in 42 States

The labor shortage is by one measure the most acute since 1968.

States Decide if Workers Fired Over Vaccine Mandates Can Collect Unemployment

When employers fire people because they fail to follow company policy, employees are generally not eligible for benefits. But three states have or could make non compliant workers eligible.

How to Establish Connections With the Gen Z Community

COMMENTARY | The ideal way to engage with residents age 25 and younger is to network in their community in order to allow everyone to be on equal footing, according to a Gen Z government analyst.

Lessons From the Virginia Governor’s Race: Pay Attention to Voters’ Concerns Instead of Making It All About National Politics

COMMENTARY | A former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush watched the Virginia governor’s race through the eyes of her students at the University of Virginia, whose concerns were shared by most voters.

House Prepares for Votes on Social Spending, Infrastructure Bills

Paid family and medical leave was introduced to the latest House version of the $1.75 trillion package.

Moderate Democrats Prevail in Notable Local Races, as a High Profile Police Reform Initiative Fails

But progressives also scored some key wins. Experts caution that off-year elections typically do not serve as a great barometer for the nation's political leanings.

First-time Mayors Elected in Major Pennsylvania Cities

Democratic candidates in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Allentown supplied significant wins for their party. Plus, Pittsburgh has its first Black mayor and Allentown its first Latino leader.

Billions Are Coming From Washington. The Fraudsters and the Corrupt Are Drooling.

COMMENTARY | Local governments should recognize the potential threat of corrupt uses of federal stimulus money by public officials. There are some steps auditors and honest public leaders can take to prevent fraudulent activity.

'I did it.' Eric Adams Becomes New York City Mayor at Last

The city’s second Black mayor will inherit a host of problems Bill de Blasio leaves behind.

2020 Census May Have Missed More Than 1.6M Residents

New research from the Urban Institute found that minorities were likely underrepresented in the population count, leaving some states with a windfall of federal funding while others came up short.