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Florida to New York: Our Business Climate Is Better Than Yours

As New York tries to lure Floridians up north, the Sunshine State's CFO wrote Gov. Andrew Cuomo to dispute New York's ad campaign claims.

Courts Issue Contradictory Rulings on Health Subsidies

Two courts issued contradictory rulings Tuesday about whether the federal government can offer insurance subsidies to people in states not running their own online marketplaces.

An Unprecedented Push to Ease the Doctor Shortage

Missouri is likely the first state to pass a law that lets medical school graduates practice primary care in underserved areas without completing a residency.


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July 24, 2014

Want to Govern? Survey Says, Attend Policy School

Senior public officials in state and local government say graduate school prepared them for their current careers, according to a new survey.


Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

Democratic Candidate for Michigan Governor Voted in 2012 GOP Primary
California Gov. Jerry Brown Has a Nearly 20-Point Lead Over Neel Kashkari
The Feds Are Cracking Down on Tribal Online Lending
Why Are Public Pensions Pulling Out of Hedge Funds?
Health & Human Services
New York City's Municipal ID Might Also Have Cultural Perks
Infrastructure & Environment
Maryland Approves Wetlands Permit, Despite Environmentalists' Concerns
Washington, D.C. Gets a New Subway, But Sliver Line Almost Didn't Happen
California Is on FIre
Public Safety & Justice
Arizona Execution Drags on for Almost 2 Hours
People Are Attacking the Homeless in Albuquerque
Going Mobile, Sans Security Breaches

As budgets tighten and health and social services organizations need to do more with their existing resources, they are looking to mobile technologies to increase employee productivity and deliver better and faster assistance to constituents. However, smartphones, tablets and laptops present an opportunity to gain access to significant amounts of data containing personally identifiable information, making organizations vulnerable to cybercrime. Learn how to go mobile while protecting your organization's data in this issue brief.

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By investing in customer service and innovation, D.C. Water has done far more than simply rebrand an essential public service.


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