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Report Ranks States with Best and Worst Tax Administration

A new study by the Council on State Taxation compares states' tax appeals processes and procedural requirements. See how your state ranks.

Time Ticking for States to Opt In or Out of FirstNet

The federal government wants to create a single network for emergency communications, and it’s up to states to decide whether they want to join.

Diane Ravitch and the Angry Rebellion Against Common Core

Wielding her influential blog as a weapon, this 75-year-old activist has created a powerful network united by revulsion against top-down, elite policymaking.


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December 18, 2013

Suffering Public Health Departments Putting People at Risk

A new report finds that due to funding cuts, states are skimping on public health, leaving their residents vulnerable to infectious disease and food-borne illness.


Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

Divorce Drives a Democrat to Drop Out of Iowa Governor's Race
Moody's Lowers New Jersey's Debt Outlook to Negative
Health & Human Services
Microsoft Exec to Oversee HealthCare.Gov
Director of Minnesota's Health Exchange Resigns
Crime and Tragedy Often Followed Release of Nevada Psychiatric Patients
Infrastructure & Environment
Baltimore Will End Speed Camera Contract
Public Safety & Justice
California Prison Officials Agree to Major Change in State Parole System, Could Lead to Earlier Releases
Punishment for Smoking Pot in Seattle: $27
Judge OKs Seattle Police's New Policy on When to Use Force
Can We Protect Student Privacy in the Age of Education Data?
Immigrant Tuition Battle Expands to Virginia Courts
State-Funded Preschool Programs Getting Harder to Find

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District of Columbia Council Finalizes Vote on Minimum Wage Hike

For a second and final time, the District of Columbia City Council voted unanimously to increase the minimum wage.


What the Volcker Rule Means for the Municipal Market

One provision of the finalized Volcker Rule could cause headaches for states and localities that issue bonds.

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How to Keep a Big Government Project from Exploding on the Launchpad

Sometimes a major initiative can never recover from a poor launch. To maximize the chances of success, it's critical to avoid the Overconfidence Trap.

Infrastructure & Environment

California Has a New Infrastructure Advocate

Former Caltrans Director Will Kempton is determined to help the Golden State generate billions of dollars for needed infrastructure improvements.


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