School closures are worsening the digital divide and depriving students of mental health services. With state and local resources strained, Washington's financial support can address the widening gaps.
By Bob Taft, Former Governor of Ohio, and Bob Wise, Former Governor of West Virginia | November 20, 2020
The Democratic Party just had its most fervent wish come true but has already started tearing itself apart. Seth Masket, author of “Learning from Loss,” explains why the party is unwilling to celebrate.
By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer | November 19, 2020
Once a tech laggard, government has embraced remote work, virtual meetings and online service delivery. But continued success calls for deeper changes. Here's what needs to be done to maintain progress.
By Mark Toner, Contributing Writer | November 19, 2020
Retrofitting ordinary curb space from free parking into “complete streets” will be a good move financially and aesthetically for all sorts of stakeholders. Incremental, bottoms-up approaches work the best.
By Scott Beyer, Urban Issues Columnist | November 19, 2020
The number of people working in local government continues to rise at a slow pace, and remains well below last year's level. However, the incoming administration has promised to prioritize state and local government aid.
By Ben Miller, Government Technology | November 17, 2020
The career public servant has served a president and in the cabinets of three governors, and is not afraid of tackling big, complicated jobs that help the disenfranchised while building better communities.