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The New York City Municipal Building in Lower Manhattan.

Performance Management vs. Data Analytics: An Interview With Mike Flowers

New York City’s first chief analytics officer: “Don’t lose the service delivery forest for the quantification tree.”

Alabama’s New Food Stamp Work Rules; Multiple Agencies Blamed for Fatal D.C. Metrorail Smoke Incident

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: North Dakota budget to undergo historic budget downsizing; Tennessee concealed carry on public colleges; and Los Angeles eyes key river real estate.

Healthy School Snacks Promote Student Nutrition

Snacks bought at school can play a big role in kids’ diets and well-being, but until recently, many students did not have healthy food and beverage options readily available.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards

Louisiana Governor Touts Medicaid Expansion as Way to Help Cure Budget Woes

“It’s the easiest big decision I will ever make as governor,” John Bel Edwards said of his move earlier this year to expand the health care program for those with low incomes.

Virginia Sen. Majority Leader Thomas Norment, a Republican, looks over the media section.

The Lawsuit to Keep Virginia's Felons From Voting

The state’s Republican lawmakers said Monday they planned to stop the order to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons the right to vote.

Puerto Rico’s Biggest Default Yet

The island’s missed a major payment, and the next one could be even larger.

States Struggle to Provide Housing for Migrant Farmworkers

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.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Internal Memo Panned Wisconsin’s Civil Service Law; Colo. Supreme Court Bars Local Fracking Bans

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.

Gina Macaluso, an employee of Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, provides information at a call center. California, Kentucky and Vermont had "significant" cybersecurity weakesses in their exchanges, federal investigators found.

Examining the Risks and Realities Facing Cybersecurity Decision-Makers

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.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton delivers the State of the State Address at the University of Minnesota on March 9, 2016.

Minnesota Governor’s Big Cybersecurity Spending Plan Gets Iffy Support in Legislature

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.