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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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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

WANTED: Public Employees Who Live Where They Work

Local governments are offering employees home loans and even housing if they reside among the people they serve.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  July 8, 2019
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Public Safety & Justice

To Find More 'Good Cops,' a Few Big Cities Change Their Hiring Process

They're putting more emphasis on applicants' emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.

By Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene  |  June 24, 2019
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Workforce

Adopting Transparency: Can Government Go Paperless?

A culture change is happening. It’s been happening for a couple of decades now. Data is becoming more accessible through automation. But it’s not easy to make this transition.

By Jennifer Dowd, Kronos  |  November 27, 2019
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Workforce

Examining the Complexities of Public-Sector Software Implementations

Why do so many software implementations in the public sector fail, stall or never reach their full potential? Are they buying the wrong software, are they using the wrong consulting firm or is it something completely different?

By Linda Misegadis, Kronos  |  October 31, 2019
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Workforce

Not If, But When: Ransomware Attackers Are Targeting Local Governments

Ransomware attacks and payments are on the rise. Between April and June, the average payment from a government rose to $338,700 compared to $36,295 for private-sector victims.

By Michael Galello, Kronos  |  October 1, 2019
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Workforce

Is Public Safety Ready for the Next Crisis?

As if weather related events that compromise our safety and security aren’t enough, the critical events driven by man-made actions have been a turning point for our nation.

By Christine Carmichael, Kronos  |  September 6, 2019
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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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