Burnout, retirements and uncompetitive salaries have exacerbated a growing scarcity of workers in critical job positions for managing infrastructure, transit and disaster preparedness.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Sept. 27 that forbids California-based companies from giving out geolocation data, search histories and other personal information for out-of-state warrants, including those pertaining to abortions.
New Jersey lawmakers are fast-tracking a bill that would reform the state’s pension law to tighten criteria under which former government workers convicted of on-the-job misconduct should lose some or all of their pension.
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“Whenever a disaster happens, for some reason the city is slow to respond to people in ethnic communities, in low-income communities."Fort Myers, Fla., resident Ta’Wan Grant, regarding the slow emergency response from local authorities in the wake of disasters, like Hurricane Ian. While other communities are receiving large swaths of attention and aid, some communities, like the historically African American neighborhood of Dunbar, feel they are overlooked despite being without power and clean drinking water. (NPR — Oct. 3, 2022)