Government & Nonprofit

Lead Editor: James daSilva

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SmartBrief covers the news surrounding state and local governments, defense issues, advocacy concerns and the work of the United Nations Foundation.

Older residents seek mobility without driving cars


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Transportation networks in many communities have gaps, making it difficult for aging residents to get around without a car as they outlive their ability to drive safely. Even where public transportati… Read More

U.S. small business nervous over short-term approval of Ex-Im Bank


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

A temporary reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank by Congress has raised the concern business owners who rely on the bank for export loans. The new extension for the bank expires in June. "Ma… Read More

Pa. city playgrounds are mapped with aid from GIS firm


  • Next City

The Community Design Collaborative is using a geographic information system to track Philadelphia playgrounds in need of renovation, with the help of a GIS firm that does pro bono work. Researchers ha… Read More