State & Local

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Last year, we launched GovExec State & Local. Now we’ve expanded our team, built a new digital home and are energized even more to connect the ideas and people advancing state, county and municipal government across the United States.

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Municipal IDs a Gateway to City Services for Undocumented Residents

For the first time, many Newarkers and New Yorkers are opening bank accounts and starting businesses.

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The Double-Edged Sword of a Proactive Agency Social Media Strategy

Here are two good examples for Twitter best practices. But actions speak louder than words.

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Are Ride-Hailing Services Needed in Modern Cities?

Officials in Broward County, Florida, don’t think so.

Route Fifty Mayor Garcetti signs the minimum wage ordinance into law, raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15.00 by 2020.

Mapping the Minimum Wage: Where $15 Is Only Worth $12

Local costs of living complicate the conversation around a huge increase to the federal minimum wage.

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An Unprecedented Fishing Ban in Minnesota; Should Georgia Be Renamed the ‘Blueberry’ State?

Also: The long list of Texas officials in legal trouble and secret oil-train information in New Jersey.

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'Silver Tsunami' Has Cities and States Hiring After Years of Cuts

Pent-up demand and a wave of retirements have spurred many states and localities to begin hiring again.

Route Fifty Hurricane Sandy devastation

The Long Road Home After Natural Disasters

The systems in place to provide aid after natural disasters often fail those who need help the most.

Route Fifty Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Felony Indictments for Texas’ Attorney General; Is There Still Canadian Trash in Michigan?

Also: Missoula’s high-tech parking meters and conservative support for medical marijuana in Maryland.

Route Fifty Bay Area Rapid Transit

This City Asked Luxury Developers to Pitch in for Public Transit

A new San Francisco impact fee asks residential towers to pay their fair share.

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With More Money, States Weigh Expanded Tax Credits for Working Families

States are boosting earned income tax credits for working families as the Great Recession recedes and state finances improve.

Route Fifty Detroit, Michigan

Detroit’s Improved Bond Outlook Bodes Well for Municipal Services

Motor City has come a long way from its bankruptcy seven months ago.

Route Fifty A section of Interstate 10 in Los Angeles collapsed during the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

USGS Grant to Fund Earthquake Early Warning System Expansion on West Coast

Four universities in California, Oregon and Washington state will get much needed money to improve ShakeAlert technology that’s been under development.