State & Local Government

ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

N.J. city's casino closures to prompt municipal layoffs


  • Bloomberg
  • Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) (tiered subscription model), The
  • Philadelphia Inquirer, The

The planned closure of three casinos in Atlantic City, N.J., and subsequent loss of $2 billion in property-tax value will force the city to reduce spending by $40 million during the next four years, M… Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

Wash. state creates video to teach people about FirstNet



Washington state has created a six-minute video explaining FirstNet to citizens. The video features public safety officials talking about the nationwide broadband network for first responders and desc… Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Preteens raise money for $90,000 playground


  • Chicago Sun-Times (free registration)

Two 12-year-olds in Chicago have raised more than $50,000 for a playground that is expected to cost $90,000. Most of the money has been raised from individual donors. The nonprofit KaBoom! is assistin… Read More