Officials in Broward County, Florida, don’t think so.
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Local costs of living complicate the conversation around a huge increase to the federal minimum wage.
Also: The long list of Texas officials in legal trouble and secret oil-train information in New Jersey.
Pent-up demand and a wave of retirements have spurred many states and localities to begin hiring again.
The systems in place to provide aid after natural disasters often fail those who need help the most.
Also: Missoula’s high-tech parking meters and conservative support for medical marijuana in Maryland.
A new San Francisco impact fee asks residential towers to pay their fair share.
States are boosting earned income tax credits for working families as the Great Recession recedes and state finances improve.
Motor City has come a long way from its bankruptcy seven months ago.
Four universities in California, Oregon and Washington state will get much needed money to improve ShakeAlert technology that’s been under development.