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Andre Claudio

Public Safety

3 US Cities Win Bloomberg Global Mayors Challenge

Cities in New Jersey, Arizona and Minnesota were selected for their unique programs to help residents get jobs and to accelerate opioid treatment.

Management

5 Unusual State Laws Across the US

There is a wide range of unlikely state laws nationwide, including ones prohibiting biting a person's arm (or leg) off to swearing at kids' sports events.

Management

Governors Join Forces to Press White House for Work-based Visas

The labor shortage has threatened the viability of many local economies and businesses, Republican and Democratic governors said in a letter to President Biden.

Health & Human Services

One State's 'Moral Responsibility' to Make Apparel More Sustainable

New York lawmakers introduced the first "fashion sustainability" bill in the U.S. It would require global brands to disclose their climate and social impacts.

Tech & Data

Top Public Sector Cybersecurity Threat No Longer is Employees

Hackers pose the greatest cyber risks for states and localities, followed by careless workers and foreign governments, according to an annual IT report.

Health & Human Services

Interacting With Nature in Cities Can Reduce Loneliness

Local officials should improve access to existing green spaces, among other things, to help lessen loneliness, one study shows.

Health & Human Services

Why a Majority of White Americans Oppose Reparations For Black Citizens

A new report shows that white people believe that it would be difficult to determine financial payments, among other reasons.

Management

Entrepreneurship Provides Economic and Social Stability for Communities

The National League of Cities Monday said small firms generate two-thirds of all new jobs and outlined the challenges Black and Brown people face starting and growing a business.

Tech & Data

Low- and No-Code Software Increasingly Popular Among State CIOs

As states struggle to find qualified developers, a report says using these quick turnaround applications saves time, money and personnel, but there are some challenges.

Finance

States With the Highest and Lowest Gasoline Prices

Texas ranks No.1 for states with the lowest fuel prices while California has the highest prices, according to a new report.

Public Safety

How Governments Can Prevent Highway Snow Disasters

Transportation experts recommend ways for averting a weather fiasco like the one that shutdown Interstate 95 in Virginia, trapping thousands of motorists in their vehicles for more than a day.

Management

6 Public Sector Workforce Trends to Watch in 2022

Government employees are seeking nontraditional benefits and diversity, equity and inclusion, among other things, according to a new report.

Smart Cities

8 Best Winter Festivals in the U.S.

A list from Travel + Leisure showcases festivals that include snow golf and volleyball, skiers hanging onto a cowboy on horseback and plungers jumping into the icy waters.

Health & Human Services

Where the Standard of Living Is Highest and Lowest

A new working paper finds that geographical differences in the standard of living are economically large.

Management

Best Places for Winter Outdoor Activities

A new list from Outside magazine recommends some of the nation’s top spots for a winter vacation.

Health & Human Services

Cities With the Least and Most Energy Use

San Francisco ranks No. 1 on the City Clean Energy Scorecard while Baton Rouge, Louisiana came in last.

Tech & Data

Cities Should Bridge the Digital Divide Using Federal Funds

A new report from the National League of Cities says while most local leaders are aware of their communities' broadband issues, they may not know how to fix the inequities.

Management

How Governments Can Find ‘Hidden Workers’

Public sector agencies can do more targeted outreach and take other steps to fill their growing number of staff openings, one report says.

Finance

The Millennials Who Are Showing More Interest in Renting Than Homeownership

In a number of states there's been a rise in “lifestyle” renters with $50,000-plus incomes seeking high-end apartments.

Health & Human Services

Bills Modeled on Texas Abortion Law Target Sex Abusers, Gun Sellers

California’s governor wants to use Texas tactics to go after assault weapons sold in his state, while an Illinois state lawmaker seeks to penalize sex offenders.