Tribe Embraces Recreational Marijuana Sales on Reservation Where Alcohol Is Banned

The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota allows people to buy and use recreational marijuana but not alcohol. Some tribal citizens say cannabis is safer than alcohol, meth, and opioids — which have wreaked havoc on the state’s Indigenous communities.

It’s Time to Treat the Federal Workforce Better

Reducing employee burnout will help agencies retain the employees they need to advance their mission.

Coronavirus Roundup: HHS is Establishing a New Office Focused on Long COVID

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s this week’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

The HHS Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

This comes after weeks of pressure as the virus spread throughout the country. 

GovExec Daily: The Decision That May Upset the Administrative State

Don Kettl joins the podcast to discuss the Supreme Court's decision that could change the regulatory state.

FEMA and CDC Officials Will Lead the Monkeypox Response

The Biden administration has not declared monkeypox a national public health emergency yet.

GovExec Daily: Securing the Human Side of Elections

Alliance for Securing Democracy's David Levine joins the podcast to discuss a new report on deterring threats to election workers.

Senators Can't Agree on Agency Funding Levels, Even As Democrats Hold Back on Some Increases

Republicans deride Democratic priorities in fiscal 2023 bills with just two months until a shutdown.

A Missed Opportunity: The Problem With Ignoring Government Performance Information

Federal agencies’ quarterly performance updates, short- and long-term strategic plans, and annual performance reports deserve more attention.

Coronavirus Roundup: Democrats Propose $21 Billion in Emergency Supplemental COVID and Public Health Threat Funds

There’s a lot to keep track of. Here’s a list of this week’s news updates and stories you may have missed.

There’s No Decision Yet on Whether to Declare a Public Health Emergency for Monkeypox

In the meantime, the Biden administration is working to make more vaccines available as the case numbers rise.

IRS Hiring Surge, USPS Electric Vehicle Funding and Other Takeaways From the Democrats' New Agreement

Many agencies across government would see a funding surge under an agreement struck on Wednesday by Democratic senators.

A Bipartisan Bill Aims to Create One Disaster Recovery Assistance Application

Simplifying the application process would remove the burden on disaster survivors seeking federal assistance in the wake of hurricanes, floods, wildfires and more, lawmakers say.

How Polio Crept Back Into the U.S.

U.S. public health agencies generally don’t test wastewater for signs of polio. That may have given the virus time to circulate silently before it paralyzed a New York man.

Monkeypox is Straining an Already Overstretched Public Health System

Tests, vaccines and anti-viral treatments all have been in short supply.