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Worried About Hackers, States Turn to Cyber Insurance

As the threat from hackers and cybercriminals intensifies, a growing number of states are buying cyber insurance to protect themselves — and taxpayers. “It’s expensive. It’s a big budget item for us. But it’s absolutely worth it,” said Michael Hussey, …

More States Adopt ‘Click It or Ticket’ Laws; Do They Work?

In his 28 years with the Utah Highway Patrol, Lt. Lee Perry has seen a lot of carnage from crashes in which motorists weren’t wearing seat belts. One crash in 2013 really struck home: He arrived at a scene where …

With Growth of the Gig Economy, States Rethink How Workers Get Benefits

As more and more Americans hold nontraditional jobs that don’t have benefits attached — think freelance graphic designers or Uber drivers — cities and states are exploring ways to ensure those workers still have access to workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, …

Is No-Fault Auto Insurance to Blame for High Rates, Fraud?

A dozen states still use no-fault auto insurance to cover the medical expenses of crash victims. Michigan House members returned to work last week to decide whether they’ll give the state’s motorists a break on their highest-in-the-nation auto insurance premiums. …