The island’s missed a major payment, and the next one could be even larger.
Supporters say it will help the state government be more effective in hiring and firing but opponents fear weakened worker protections.
Unsanitary and crowded living conditions pose risks to migrant workers’ health, increasing their vulnerability to everything from infectious diseases to heat strokes. In a handful of states, efforts are underway to improve living conditions for these workers.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: New York Mayor’s ‘secret pizza party’; Puerto Rico defaults on $370 million in debts; and Seattle May Day protesters get violent.
In a Route Fifty Special Report, we take a look at issues like state budgeting for cyber defense, intergovernmental coordination, analytics and training for effective cyber response.
Debate about funding levels reflects national discussion about whether states are investing enough to keep computer systems and data safe from hackers and other threats.
Also in our State & Local Weekend Digest: Mysterious odors in N.Y.’s Capital Region; Cincinnati boosts municipal minimum wage; and Oklahoma’s definition of rape.
89 percent of local government leaders recently surveyed had little or no knowledge of the requirements for digital accessibility.
Businesses, federal records and other third-party databases are full of valuable information.
High legal barriers in 10 states make it especially difficult to put solar panels on rooftops.
Rising housing prices have a lot to do with the migration.