State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Municipalities could see higher costs due to bank rule


  • Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The

A requirement that banks hold enough highly liquid assets that are sellable during a crisis to fund operations for 30 days could raise costs for cities and states for projects such as schools and high… Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

Navy Yard shootings offer lessons for first responders


  • Washington Times, The

Lessons learned by police and military first responders one year after the Washington Navy Yard shootings include the need for special response teams and for police to wear ear buds to hear radio call… Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Portland, Ore., preschool designs eco-friendly playground


  • Portland Tribune (Ore.), The

A preschool in Portland, Ore., is building an environmentally friendly playground that eschews plastic rocks and metal jungle gyms in favor of natural, biodegradable material. The park will include a … Read More