State & Local

Tax Measures Seen as Essential for Big Infrastructure Programs

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

Read more December 14, 2016 Leave a comment Shutterstock

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Medicaid: ‘We Need to Rethink the System’

GOP and Democratic governors were at odds as they convened for their winter meeting over possible changes to the health care entitlement program.

Kansas Republicans Sour on Their Tax-Cut Experiment

The state legislature nearly reversed Governor Sam Brownback’s signature policy after a voter rebellion. His economic legacy, one GOP lawmaker says, “is going down in flames.”

Read more February 24, 2017 Leave a comment

Get daily news from Route Fifty

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

Route Fifty

Should People Be Barred From Buying Junk Food With Food Stamps?

Some say snacks and soda don’t belong in the federal Food Stamp Program. They’re counting on the new administration to let them test new rules.

Route Fifty

CDC: Drug Overdose Deaths Have Doubled Since 1999

The drugs that are killing people have evolved—from pills to heroin to fentanyl.

Route Fifty

White House Suggests Feds Could Crack Down on Recreational Pot

“I do believe that you’ll see greater enforcement,” press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday.

Route Fifty Mayor Marty Walsh and Mayor Mitch Landrieu with Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has also been a vocal supporter of the Affordable Care Act.

Mayors to Congress: We Need to Be a Part of the ACA Conversation

“You’re going to hear from mayors loudly and clearly on these issues because we’re the ones that are going to have to deal with the people.”

Route Fifty A Denver-area freeway.

As Trump Eyes Infrastructure, State and Local Leaders Defend Tax-Exempt ‘Muni Bonds’

Some Republicans on Capitol Hill want to end the tax-exempt status of muni bonds as part of broader changes to the federal tax code. And that has many state and local officials worried.

Route Fifty Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Clears Red-Light Camera Vendor Involved in Bribery

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Arizona proposal on protesters decried by free speech advocates; whooping cough outbreak in Kentucky; activists shut down Portland City Council meeting.

Route Fifty Pennsylvania State Capitol

Pennsylvania Poll: 24% of Voters See ‘Government, Politicians’ as State’s Top Problem

Also 52% of registered voters feel that the Keystone State is on the wrong track.

Route Fifty The House of Representatives chamber in the Virginia State Capitol

Virginia Poised to Lead on Risk Analysis of State Pension Investments

In recent decades, state pension funds across the country have shifted to more complex investments with greater exposure to financial market volatility.

The Federal Government’s Reversal: Let the States Deal With Transgender Kids

The Departments of Education and Justice released revised guidelines on how schools should handle gender-identity issues.


Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Going Agile:Revolutionizing Federal Digital Services Delivery

    Here’s one indication that times have changed: Harriet Tubman is going to be the next face of the twenty dollar bill. Another sign of change? The way in which the federal government arrived at that decision.

  • Cyber Risk Report: Cybercrime Trends from 2016

    In our first half 2016 cyber trends report, SurfWatch Labs threat intelligence analysts noted one key theme – the interconnected nature of cybercrime – and the second half of the year saw organizations continuing to struggle with that reality. The number of potential cyber threats, the pool of already compromised information, and the ease of finding increasingly sophisticated cybercriminal tools continued to snowball throughout the year.

  • Featured Content from RSA Conference: Dissed by NIST

    Learn more about the latest draft of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology guidance document on authentication and lifecycle management.

  • GBC Issue Brief: The Future of 9-1-1

    A Look Into the Next Generation of Emergency Services

  • GBC Survey Report: Securing the Perimeters

    A candid survey on cybersecurity in state and local governments

  • The New IP: Moving Government Agencies Toward the Network of The Future

    Federal IT managers are looking to modernize legacy network infrastructures that are taxed by growing demands from mobile devices, video, vast amounts of data, and more. This issue brief discusses the federal government network landscape, as well as market, financial force drivers for network modernization.

  • eBook: State & Local Cybersecurity

    CenturyLink is committed to helping state and local governments meet their cybersecurity challenges. Towards that end, CenturyLink commissioned a study from the Government Business Council that looked at the perceptions, attitudes and experiences of state and local leaders around the cybersecurity issue. The results were surprising in a number of ways. Learn more about their findings and the ways in which state and local governments can combat cybersecurity threats with this eBook.


When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.