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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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As Uber Teams Up With Public Sector, Tensions Over Trade Secrets and Transparency

“The Legislature really needs to clarify what the public policy is going to be,” according to the city manager of Altamonte Springs, Florida.

R.I. Gov.’s Tuition-Free College Plan; Nebraska’s Lagging State Revenue

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Missouri's governor plans big higher ed cuts; Wisconsin city struggles with state limits on revenue; and more state legislative updates.

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Flesh-Eating Worms Reach Florida's Mainland

A massive eradication effort wiped out screwworms in the U.S. 35 years ago—but then they reappeared.

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Don’t Overlook Resiliency Benefits When Touting Transportation Improvements

Yes, mobility is important, but every dollar invested to improve infrastructure is also a dollar invested in being better prepared for the next major disaster.

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Should Social Media Be Banned in Prison?

Prison officials fear inmates can use social media to commit crimes. But prisoner advocates say banning its use hampers a successful return to society.

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Baltimore Police Agree to Stop Abusing Their Power

Under a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, the troubled force will employ a variety of measures to protect constitutional rights and correct racial disparities.

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What Being 18 Months Into an Urban Resilience Strategy Looks Like

New Orleans has $200 million, a multi-disciplinary team and a network of partners with which to address infrastructure needs ahead of future shocks and stresses.

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Election Systems as ‘Critical Infrastructure’: What Comes Next?

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s designation creates some questions for state and local elections administrators.

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Giving Cities Room to Experiment and Innovate

The latest round of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation Teams program encourages cities to find solutions based on data analysis and a human-centered approach.

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U.S. Adult Incarceration Rate Declines 13 Percent in 8 Years

The share of population behind bars has fallen back to the 1998 level.

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Vaccine Critics Target Mississippi; Conn. Gov. Declares End to Chronic Homelessness

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Chicago awaits major federal announcement on its policing practices; Cuomo’s ‘Buy American’ procurement push; and Seattle sends help to snowed-in Portland.

Route Fifty Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad delivers his annual condition of the state address before a joint session of the Iowa Legislature, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa.

A Cautionary Case Study for Governors Looking to Defund Planned Parenthood

What are state governments doing to prevent a repeat of a public health crisis like the one that’s hobbled Scott County, Indiana?

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