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Dirt Roads Help Some Cities, Counties Drive Down Costs

A quiet movement to resuscitate deteriorating paved roads by converting them to gravel is proving popular.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper

N.C.’s Last-Ditch Medicaid Expansion Push; Don’t Slip on Michigan’s Sidewalks

Connecticut government braces for revenue estimates; N.Y. gov. attempts to privatize horse-racing again; AFSCME may strike in Illinois

How Cash Bail Keeps the Poor in Jail

Inability to pay bail is often the only reason a pretrial defendant stays behind bars.

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.

The Rotunda of the Rhode Island State House in Providence.

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.

Screwworms have made their way from the Florida Keys to the state's mainland.

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.

A Sound Transit Link light rail train.

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.

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.

Baltimore's Inner Harbor

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.

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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