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Tax Measures Seen as Essential for Big Infrastructure Programs

Experts debate raising money from repatriation of offshore profits, tout importance of municipal bonds.

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Health Care Cost Transparency Website Will Inform Consumer Decisions in Massachusetts

The first iteration will rely on hospital claims data to infer the average costs of various medical procedures.

Republican States Look to Customize Medicaid Expansion, Not Eliminate It

GOP governors have plenty of reasons to hold on to Medicaid expansion — including the wrath of the constituents who would lose their coverage.

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ACA Repeal Threatens Maine's Rural Hospitals; RV Tax Evasion in Montana

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Denver debuts connected neighborhood; Texas vs. county on immigration; Uber drivers sleeping in cars

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New York's Pursuit of a More Useful App Contest

After drawing criticism from the tech community, the city redefines how government app competitions can work efficiently.

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The Challenges of ‘Data Science for Social Good’ in a New Era of ‘Alternative Facts’

What can policy professionals do to combat misinformation and confusion that sows the seeds of distrust in their important work?

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This Tool Helped D.C. Police Better Allocate Resources Throughout Inauguration Weekend

Geospatial data aggregation informs day-to-day police work and security for large events.

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States See Value in Backing ‘Food Hubs’ for Farmers, Consumers

There are more than 400 food hubs across the country, about 30 percent of which are nonprofits.

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Relative of Kansas Gov. Slams His Budget Proposal; Colo. Lawmakers May Pursue Tax Hike

Also in our Weekend State and Local Daily Digest: Emergency declaration in Georgia; Philly-area bridge closed after structural fracture; a big EPA fine from a Honolulu molasses spill.

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Do Regulations Really Kill Jobs?

Republicans love to blame the Environmental Protection Agency for some of the country’s economic woes. Is that a fair assertion?

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Boosting Their Brands in Front of the Nation’s Mayors

Commercial and non-profit groups seek favor and recognition at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in the nation’s capital.

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Can Trump Undo Obama's California Coastal Protections?

While some believe that Congress has the right to claw back the decisions, there has not yet been a legal challenge to a presidential monument proclamation.

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