Arts and Humanities Agencies Brace for Familiar Threat of Extinction

The Trump administration’s reported plan for budget cuts prompts anxiety and pushback.

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As we continue to connect state and local leaders across the United States, our laboratory of ideas continues to grow.

The Worst State Capitals to Live In; Kansas House Overrides Brownback’s Budget Veto

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Early impacts of Philly’s soda tax; Florida city faces whistleblower lawsuit; and officials in Mich. city want more halfway house regulations.


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Three Urgent Tasks for Trump’s National-Security Team

The administration needs a single line on various policies — but even more urgently, it must fill about 100 top federal jobs, says James Stavridis.

El Paso's Paso Del Norte port of entry is show in June 2016.

Is the Southern Border a Constitution-Free Zone?

The Supreme Court considers a case involving a youth on the Mexican side of the border killed by an American border patrol agent on the U.S. side.

Play of the Day: The President and his HUD Secretary Pick Visit the NMAAHC

President Donald Trump spoke at Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

What Trump Misses About Regulations: They Produce Benefits As Well As Costs

President Trump has ordered federal agencies to cut two regulations for every new one they enact – ignoring the fact that many regulations produce large social benefits.

Gaps in Employee Engagement Found Among Agencies in Law Enforcement, Other Key Policy Areas

New Best Places to Work study suggests managers need to find commonalities.


Mattis Takes on the Pentagon Bureaucracy

The secretary of Defense wants to reform the sprawling department’s business functions and reorganize key executive offices.

DHS Secretary John Kelly issued the memorandums.

How Trump Will 'Take the Shackles Off' DHS Employees With New Immigration Policies

DHS memos give officers more discretion on arrests, deportations.

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How Trump Can Avoid the Reorganization Trap His Predecessors Fell Into

It’s hard to save big money by cutting agencies without cutting programs.

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Can a ‘Comparable’ Super Hornet Steal Orders from the F-35C?

Two aircraft are on President Trump’s radar. Here’s how they’re different, and why it matters to more than just power players in Washington.

A Border Wall by 2020? Doubt It

Megaprojects are rarely, if ever, completed on schedule.


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