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Management & Labor

Management & Labor

After Federal Minimum Wage Bill Advances, What’s the Future of the Fight for $15?

The policy is already law in some states and cities, and has become a talking point for Democratic leaders and presidential candidates. But while it has helped lift some Americans out of poverty, it has cost others their jobs.

By Graham Vyse  |  July 29, 2019
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Management & Labor

Are States Taking Cybersecurity Seriously Enough?

Only one has a cabinet-level official dedicated to the issue.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  August 12, 2019
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Management & Labor

Where Nonprofits Are Most Prevalent in America

When a community is in fiscal trouble, nonprofits are often a big help. But some places have far fewer of them.

By Mike Maciag  |  August 14, 2019
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Governing: State and local government news and analysis

To Keep Public Workers, States Offer New Salaries and Benefits

Lawmakers increased wages and benefits for teachers, first responders and other public employees in nearly 20 states this legislative season.

By Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene  |  July 22, 2019
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The Week in Public Finance

Kentucky's New Pension Law Marks Unprecedented Reforms

Critics say it could weaken the state's retirement system, which is already the worst-funded in the nation.

By Liz Farmer  |  July 25, 2019
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Management & Labor

4 Best Practices to Address the Pension Crisis

There’s no easy solution, but state and local government leaders are finding ways to create more sustainable systems. Here’s how.

By Retirement Security Initiative   |  October 2, 2019
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Management & Labor

Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.

Hundreds of computer servers worldwide that store patient X-rays and MRIs are so insecure that anyone with a Web browser or a few lines of computer code can view patient records. One expert warned about it for years.

By Jack Gillum, Jeff Kao and Jeff Larson, ProPublica  |  September 17, 2019
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Finance 101

How Are Pensions Protected State-by-State?

Over the last century, states have adopted the idea that pensions are a form of deferred compensation and, along with that change, has come certain protections.

By Liz Farmer  |  January 28, 2014
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Politics & Elections

Uber and Lyft Pledge $60M to Ballot Measure in Fight to Keep Drivers as Contractors

Uber and Lyft on Thursday pledged $60 million to a California ballot initiative for the 2020 election that would maintain the status of their drivers as contract workers.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  August 30, 2019
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Public Safety & Justice

Ex-NYPD Detectives Get No Prison Time for Having Sex With Young Woman in Custody

Two former New York detectives will serve no prison time after pleading guilty to bribe taking and official misconduct for having sex in a police van with a young woman they arrested and released, prosecutors said Thursday.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  August 30, 2019
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Urban

Chief Storytellers: Community Engagement or PR?

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

By Graham Vyse  |  August 29, 2019
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