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How nonprofits benefit from Donor Advised Funds

With giving on a slow-down going into 2024, Sam Marks of FJC weighs in on how nonprofits can stay creative while attracting long-term investors

State is taking an ‘important step’ for planned EHR, as key lawmaker moves to speed it up

State’s Bureau of Medical Services has been working for more than a decade to replace its current paper-based medical record system with an electronic solution to better meet the healthcare needs of its diplomatic corps.

IRS Direct File to be fully available March 12

The tool is a new way for eligible taxpayers to file directly with the IRS online for free.

Lawmakers across the U.S. seek to curb utility spending on politics, ads and more extras

At least a dozen states have considered bills to limit how gas, water and electric utilities can spend customers’ money.

Pennsylvania gets $20 million to boost broadband and device accessibility

The federal grant program is part of $279 million in broadband funding distributed through the Capital Projects Fund

‘We have no time to waste’: Fighting back against the maternal mortality crisis for women of color

City & State talks with three experts about how to improve maternal health for women of color in the commonwealth

White House beefs up child care block grants

A new rule caps the total amount low-income families have to pay for child care at 7% of their income and directs states to pay child care providers more fairly and on time.

Upstate New York Senate ‘primary’ is over before it even starts

A local Democratic Party official was waiting in the wings just in case state Sen. James Skoufis decided to run for higher office.

Biden administration announces new efforts to boost the nation’s housing supply

Federal officials will extend a program that has helped develop or rehabilitate nearly 12,000 affordable rental homes.

Biden’s new data security order leaves industry officials, privacy advocates scratching their heads

Implementing the executive order will involve crafting new legal mechanisms for data transfers while assuaging ongoing privacy concerns.

Most TSP funds gained ground in February

Only one of the portfolios in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program ended last month in the red.

What does a state’s secretary of state do? Most run elections, a once-routine job facing increasing scrutiny

COMMENTARY | As the chief election official, a secretary of state’s influence over the democratic process can extend to every single elected office.

Opinion: Congress should match food retailers’ commitment to women, infants and children

A program that helps millions of families access healthy food could face a $1 billion shortfall – if Congress fails to act.

Biden taps former cabinet secretary for USPS board

The appointment would assure the president's influence on the mailing agency's governing body.