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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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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.

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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Route Fifty Gov. Sam Brownback waves to guests before delivering his state of the state address to a joint session of the Kansas legislature in Topeka, Kan., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.

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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What America’s Small-Town Mayors Think About Trump

The local leaders are breaking from tradition to weigh in on presidential politics.

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In Effort to Protect the Muni Bond Tax Exemption, ‘It’s a Full Court Press’

Columbia, S.C., Mayor Stephen Benjamin is helping lead a push by city halls to defend the tax break. “We’re going to speak to every member of Congress.”

Route Fifty Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Walker Wants Block Grant Funding for Medicaid; Chicago Gun Laws Struck Down by 7th Circuit

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Kansas is ‘substantively out of compliance’; Idaho cybersecurity executive order; and New Orleans cockroaches.

Route Fifty Philadelphia

Never Been Married? In Philadelphia, You’re Not Alone.

Although Philadelphia's percentage of adults who never married stands out among the most populous cities, it is very much in keeping with those of other high-poverty cities.

Route Fifty Houston, Texas

The Great Texas Pension Fix

Houston owes its police, fire, and city workers about $7.8 billion, and it doesn’t exactly have the cash on hand. Their hard-fought solution could serve as a model for the rest of Texas, and the nation.

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