The New Buffalo Bills Stadium Is One of the Worst Deals for Taxpayers

COMMENTARY | Study after study has shown that stadiums are terrible public investments. Taxpayers rarely want to pay for them. So why do governments keep subsidizing them?

How Cities are Tapping Federal Aid to Make Major Tech Upgrades

Some of the spending is geared towards adding online access to services like building permits and dog licenses. Other investments focus on areas like remote meetings and cybersecurity.

Young Women Earn the Same or More Than Male Peers in These US Cities

Nevertheless, only about 16% of all working women age 30 or younger live in the areas where they are at or above wage parity with men, the report shows.

States and Localities Score Wins in New Covid-19 Spending Deal

There aren’t any clawbacks of state aid and the package would extend greater latitude for spending ARPA dollars on infrastructure.

Getting Unsolicited Infrastructure Bids? Here’s What to Look Out For

COMMENTARY | With $1.2 trillion in infrastructure money flowing from Washington, D.C., state and local governments should evaluate their processes for selecting and approving new projects.

In a State Renowned for Its Budget Mess, Glimmers of a Turnaround

After decades of mismanagement, analysts say Illinois is “heading in the right direction” but still has work to do.

Homeowners Have 40% Lower Transportation Costs Living Near Mass Transit

But the cost savings are not so clear for renters living in the same areas because they pay housing premiums, according to a recent report.

Amazon Workers on Staten Island Vote to Join First Union

Self-organized workers at a large Amazon facility on Staten Island made history by voting to become the company’s first labor union.

Cities With the Most and Least Expensive Apartment Rents

New York City tops the list of most expensive while Wichita, Kansas offers the lowest rent, according to a recent report.

Key Senator Indicates State ARPA Funds Takeback is Still on the Table

“Any of the funding is open for discussion,” U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney said as negotiators try to reach a deal over emergency Covid-19 funding that the Biden administration wants.

Why Economists Called Gov. Kathy Hochul’s $850 Million Buffalo Bills Deal a ‘Boondoggle’

The New York agreement would be the largest public funding of a sports stadium in U.S. history.

Baseball Players Press Lawmakers for Minor League Labor Standards

“Every politician says they love baseball,” said Iowa state House candidate J.D. Scholten, a former minor league pitcher.

Why States Want Changes to Programs Providing Billions in Water Funds

As the infrastructure law unleashes a wave of federal cash for water system upgrades, officials are pressing for tweaks in how governments can access and spend the money.

Top Cities for Gen Z Renters

Young adults moved more than any other age group of renters during the pandemic, and they chose places with a lot of jobs opportunities, a lively social scene, diversity and reliable connectivity, according to a new report.

The Big Local Transit Projects the Biden Administration Wants to Fund

The president’s new budget proposal calls for directing hundreds of millions of dollars in construction grants to bus and rail improvements across six states.

Biden Wants to Send Even More Federal Dollars to States and Localities

The president's budget plan would raise spending in areas like housing and law enforcement. The proposals come as billions in pandemic aid is flowing to the state and local level.

A Proposal to Use $850M in Taxpayer Money for NFL Stadium

New York state legislators have yet to weigh in on whether they’ll approve the governor's funding plan for the Buffalo Bills stadium before the April 1 deadline.

Soaring Road Construction Costs Could Nix Some State and Local Projects

Highway and street materials have increased 21% since last year due to hikes in petroleum-based and other products and truck and driver shortages.

State and Local Government Jobs Still Trailing Great Recession Lows

Even with billions in federal aid, the state and local workforce isn't bouncing back from the pandemic. Jobs held by many women and people of color are among those with the greatest declines, according to a new analysis.

The States With the Highest and Lowest Wage Gaps

While the gender-based wage gap in the U.S. has decreased in recent years, discrepancies remain, according to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau. 

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