To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: 1 State Brings Back the Electric Chair for Executions
Date: Fri May 23 12:22:24 MDT 2014

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Cities Stop Covering Retired Workers' Health Care

After much pushback from unions, big cities like Detroit and Chicago are now making their retired employees get health care on the exchanges or through spouses.

The Nation's Fastest-Growing Cities

According to new Census estimates, most cities continue to record steady population gains. View maps and updated data for hundreds of cities.

America’s Biggest Drug Problem Isn’t Heroin, It’s Doctors

Painkillers prescribed by both well-intentioned doctors and so-called "criminals in white coats" are driving the overdose epidemic. States and cities are pioneering ways to control it.


News in Numbers

$68 million

Amount of money necessary to fix train stations on the French railway network because engineers failed to measure the distance between the tracks and platforms, leaving 341 trains that are too big to fit in the stations.

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Public Officials of the Year

Public Officials of the Year 2014

It's that time of year again. Take a moment to tell us about an outstanding state, city or county leader who has shown true courage, innovation and excellence in his or her job. Submit your nominations here.

May 23, 2014

Tennessee Brings Back the Electric Chair for Executions

In response to shortages on execution drugs, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a bill allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates if it's unable to obtain drugs used for lethal injections.


Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

And Then There Were 4 ... Finalists to Host the 2016 RNC
Minnesota Legislators Will No Longer Receive 'Get Out of Jail Free' Cards
Health & Human Services
NYC Uses Yelp to Track Food Illnesses
Investigation of Oregon Health Exchange Gets More Serious
2 California Counties Sue Drug Companies About Painkillers
Infrastructure & Environment
People Running for Texas Agriculture Commissioner Don't Talk Much About Farming
Management & Labor
Bankruptcy or Not, Detroit Will Say Goodbye to Its Emergency Manager
California Dems Not-So-Universal Preschool Plan
Nevada Department of Transportation Bolsters Security & Operational Efficiencies

Discover how the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is improving its security posture, gaining insight into challenges across the agency's infrastructure and improving operational efficiencies.

Read the paper here.

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Playing the Slots: Technology’s Growing Role in Bringing Efficiency to Parking

Los Angeles and San Francisco are jumping into variable-rate parking in a big way.


B&G Report: The Value of Opting In, Outsourced Audits, and Wasted Art Funding

All the public-sector management news you need to know.


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