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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Parting Thoughts From Pittsburgh's Chief of Innovation and Performance

Debra Lam is resigning this month, after two years with the city.

In the Battle Over Voting Rights, What Happens Next?

Court challenges to redistricting in North Carolina and Wisconsin could bring national changes in elections.

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Feds Press Albany Over ‘I Love N.Y.’ Highway Signs

The Empire State doubled down on the tourism campaign local officials find obnoxious and unsafe last summer, even with the Federal Highway Administration threatening $1.7 billion in funding.

How to Turn a Retirement Plan Law for Private Sector Workers Into Reality

At a California forum, experts and officials discuss implementing the state’s new Secure Choice Act.

The New York State Capitol in Albany.

Analysis of U.S. Economic Stagnation Pins Blame on State and Local Regulations

In particular, health care, housing and education seen as contributors to citizens’ financial woes.

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

GOP Eyes Plan to Eliminate Obama’s National Monuments; California’s Preemptive Move on Immigration

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Restructuring Arkansas’ Medicaid; McCrory’s N.C. state government office building plan; and Denver plans a ‘base camp.’

Vicodin tablets.

Fighting Opioid Abuse in Indian Country

The overdose death rate among Native Americans is three times the rate in the general population. As the opioid epidemic surges, many tribes are investing in treatment and specialized housing on the reservation.

Denver, Colorado

Bringing Behavioral Insights to Municipal Operations

The Behavioural Insights Team, a company once part of the British government, has its sights set on improving jurisdictional service delivery across the pond.

Flint and its water crisis remain the shining examples of Michigan's infrastructure woes.

Michigan Considers Its $4 Billion Yearly Gap in Infrastructure Spending

An infrastructure commission formed by Gov. Rick Snyder presented its findings on Monday, detailing the need for upgrades with the state's roads, waterworks and energy and communications systems.

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    This research study aims to understand how state and local leaders regard their agency’s innovation efforts and what they are doing to overcome the challenges they face in successfully implementing these efforts.

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    The U.S. healthcare industry is rapidly moving away from traditional fee-for-service models and towards value-based purchasing that reimburses physicians for quality of care in place of frequency of care.

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    Federal leaders weigh in on the state of information security


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