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Illinois Hunting Legislation Puts Drone Use in Crosshairs

High-tech hunters may have to target wildlife the old fashioned way.

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10 Principles to Make Innovation Work for State Governments

These ideas can result in huge savings of both time and money.

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Gov. Cuomo Blames Northeast Snowstorm on ‘Changing Climate’

"You're getting a repeat pattern of these extreme weather situations, whether it's Hurricane Sandy or seven feet of snow, and that's part of the changing climate ..."

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Blizzards and the Birth of the Modern Mayor

The Great White Hurricane of 1888 demonstrated the vulnerability of urban life, and led voters to demand greater protection.

De Blasio to Uber: Surge Pricing During the Blizzard Is Illegal

The New York City mayor promised to crack down on "for-hire vehicles" that raise their prices during the coming winter storm.

With a road sign warning of an expected blizzard, morning commuters travel across the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge into downtown Boston., Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.

How State and Local Leaders Are Preparing for the Major Northeast U.S. Blizzard

The storm has prompted many governors to declare states of emergency and travel bans.

In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, Lyft driver Nancy Tcheou waits in her car after dropping off a passenger as a taxi cab passes her in San Francisco.

California DMV Rescinds Action Amid Uber, Lyft Furor

The ride-booking services protested that an agency action on commercial vehicle registration would stifle their business operations in the Golden State.

The States That Have the Highest and Lowest Union Membership

The national membership rate fell again in 2014 even as job growth surged to a 15-year high.

Cincinnati City Hall, the scene of Thursday's incident.

Frustrated Kentucky Man Drives Into Cincinnati City Hall in Search of Mayor

An 11-year zoning dispute with the city over a pony-keg drive-up liquor store led to Thursday’s drama.

The Washington State Capitol in Olympia is a nearly five hour drive from Spokane on the eastern side of the Evergreen State.

Could Remote Testimony and ‘Legislative YouTube’ Break Down Engagement Barriers?

Constituents often have a hard time traveling to their state’s capital city but technological advances might offer solutions to connect lawmakers and residents.

New Tool Creates 'Common Language' for Success in City Governments

APQC’s Process Classification Framework helps improve productivity and communications through performance standards.

States Look to Tax E-Cigarettes

NCSL analyst: “This is going to be one of the most introduced and debated topics in state legislatures this year, especially the tax issue."

New Orleans' Central Business District as viewed from the French Quarter.

Big Easy Takes Big Step to Curb Smoking

New Orleans City Council members approve sweeping anti-smoking measure.