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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Is This County’s Regulation of Uber Legal?

Nevada doesn’t think so, and commissioners are thinking twice after catching flack in Las Vegas for catering to the taxi industry.

Local Government Contracting Opportunities Are Rebounding

Cooperative purchasing is still gaining steam, but IT purchases are making up for bid and RFP losses elsewhere, according to a new third quarter report.

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Top stories on how innovation is driving smarter government across the country.

Route Fifty Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy speak at a news conference, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Chicago, announcing first-degree murder charges against police officer Jason Van Dyke.

A ‘Deeply Disturbing’ Police-Involved Killing in Chicago

Prosecutors indict a police officer for first-degree murder, and release dash-camera video of the shooting.

Route Fifty Alcoa's plant in Massena, New York.

New York’s Job-Saving Subsidies; Duluth’s Beloved Mayor Disappoints Fans

Also: Road workers in Kansas need winter coats and Eugene axes’ its unlicensed professional engineer.

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Can California Be ‘Road Shamed’ Into Passing a Gas Tax Increase?

Video of these neglected roads will leave you feeling for the car.

Downtown Detroit.

GSA Has a Message for Mayors: Let’s Work Together

Administrator Roth wants to align the agency’s operations with the economic development plans of local partners.

Route Fifty A police officer stands guard by a security checkpoint at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Atlanta.

In Wake of Paris, How Prepared Are U.S. States, Cities?

Experts say that smaller U.S. cities may lack the resources needed to prevent or react to an attack.

Route Fifty In this Sept. 11, 2013 file photo, vehicles drive on the 130th St. bridge over the Little Calumet River in Chicago that was classified as both "structurally deficient" and "fracture critical" in federal data for 2012.

Is America's Deficient Bridge Problem Getting Better or Worse?

Federal data show the number of "structurally deficient" bridges in the nation has declined since 2005. But about 60,000 still need critical repairs.

Route Fifty Louisville, Kentucky

What’s Next for Louisville’s Digital Team?

The city launched a new version of its website last year and is working hard to improve its open data portal and personalized services.

Route Fifty Interstate 95 in Connecticut, a state that has authorized driver's licenses for unauthorized immigrants.

Factors Influencing the Number of Alternative Driver's Licenses Issued by States

Seven states and the District of Columbia issued more than 900,000 driver's licenses to unauthorized immigrants.

Route Fifty Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh’s Advantage Over Silicon Valley; Nevada Fights Yucca Mountain Report

Also: Detroit’s possible livestock legalization and Rhode Island’s struggles continue.