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Former Oakland County, Mich., Deputy Executive to Join e.Republic

Phil Bertolini, former deputy county executive and CIO of Oakland County, Mich., will come on board as co-executive director of the Center for Digital Government, the research and business intelligence arm of e.Republic.


Utah County Puts Blockchain Voting to Test in Live Audit

The Utah County Clerk/Auditor’s Office shared the innovative method for evaluating the authenticity of votes cast by soldiers and other individuals who are not residing within the United States.

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The Mayoral Balancing Act

Tension between downtowns and neighborhoods isn’t going to go away.

Hello Again

Governing Daily and governing.com keep on going.

California Farmers Are Planting Solar Panels as Water Supplies Dry Up

Solar energy projects could replace some of the jobs and tax revenues that may be lost as constrained water supplies force California’s agriculture industry to scale back. Converting farmland to solar farms also could be critical to meeting the state’s climate change targets.


Addicted to Fines

Small towns in much of the country are dangerously dependent on punitive fines and fees.


State Labs

Congress can learn a lot from state legislatures.


Chief Storytellers: Community Engagement or PR?

Some critics wonder if the new city gig is a legitimate use of government money. Denver thinks so.


Shamed in the Lunch Line

Cold PB&Js for students who can’t pay? Some states are saying no.


Parks for All

"Park equity" gets a new focus as cities tackle inequality in all facets of public life.

Where the Government Workforce Is (And Isn't) Keeping Up With Growth

Per capita public employment dropped the most in Alaska and Arizona, while other states are expanding their workforces.

Lights Out

Texas is the latest state to ban all red-light cameras.

COMMENTARY

Governing in a Cynical Age

Public servants should work to restore people’s faith in government.


COMMENTARY

6 Tips for Piloting New Programs

Small test-runs can help an entity avoid big mistakes, but there's an art to getting meaningful results.

Leaning on the Land

More and more communities are considering reviving an old tax idea that’s been tried in only a few places.

Dress Coded

Do schools’ dress codes unfairly target girls of color?

Course Correction

Once-popular public golf courses have become a strain on many cities’ budgets. Are municipal greens still up to par?


Amid Concerns of a Recession, Pension Plan Returns Fall Short

After two straight years of beating expectations, pension investment earnings have slightly dipped thanks in part to fears of a trade war.

7 States Where Demographics Haven't Determined Their Political Destiny -- Yet

From weak state parties to regional differences, we look at why these states are defying demographics.

The Parking Garages of the Future

As many of them fall into disrepair, some are adapting to cities' changing needs.

What Cities Can Learn From Burning Man

The annual gathering is a radical experiment in urban design that rebuilds itself in the desert every year -- with the help of its residents.

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