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Wheelchair ramps are among the home modifications that older adults may need to stay where they live.

Tax Credits for Ramps, Grab Bars to Help Seniors Stay at Home

Tax credits would help seniors pay for building modifications that would allow them to live at home longer.

‘Internet of Things’ Brings New IT Challenges for State Governments

As the number of sensors being deployed continues to soar, there are important data storage, security and analysis needs to consider. “Start the learning curve now,” says Michigan’s deputy chief security officer.

How to Keep Key Talent Attracted to State Workforces

Employees are an investment, even if they are short term, a reality state CIOs must accept.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler (right)

Incivility in City Council Chambers Sparks Debate in Austin

In a blog post, Mayor Steven Adler laments that too often those who testify before the City Council do not receive the respect they deserve.

Supreme Court of California chamber

Appeals Court Ruling on ‘California Rule’ for Pensions; Colo. Cops Busted Over ‘Pokémon Go’ Pursuit

Also in our State & Local Daily Digest: Alaska’s law on moose roadkill theft; transparency fight in Pittsburgh; space balloon project in Ariz. county prompts questions over gift ban violation.

Waze Can Now Warn You About High-Crime Neighborhoods in Cities. But Is That a Good Idea?

Making high-crime neighborhoods visible could stigmatize them and worsen economic inequality.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Business Taxes in U.S. Cities to Draw New Scrutiny

How to evaluate effectiveness of incentives and exemptions.

Yellowstone River

A Tiny Jellyfish Relative Just Shut Down Yellowstone River

The parasite has devastated the whitefish population and is now threatening the trout.

Feds Look to States for Next Generation 9-1-1 Systems

As for FirstNet? “We anticipate this will be a long-term partnership and implementation that will grow just like any other network we’ve seen in the last 10 years.”

The Rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania’s New Open Data Website Is Now Live

A dozen datasets, including those related to government performance, schools and jobs, are currently available through the online portal.

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