The loss of jobs and the opioid epidemic are two of the biggest reasons.
Most states don't know how much they spend on extreme weather events.
In the 10 states holding races, only one looks competitive.
Charlotte, N.C., is using the sporting event as an opportunity to close the investment gaps between businesses owned by white women and people of color.
More people are casting primary ballots than four years ago. But that year, turnout was the lowest since World War II.
The federal government wants to roll back an Obama-era rule that lets some Medicaid payments go toward unions that represent home health care workers -- one of the fastest-growing and lowest-paid jobs.
Voters will weigh in this fall on voter registration, campaign finance and redistricting.
Our federal system is tied up in knots. We have to try to untie them.
The digital tools are getting better all the time. It's a critical opportunity to improve judgment and decision-making.
Mayor Acquanetta Warren credits her father for her big dreams. "You've been to the moon," he used to say. There was some truth to that.
Spending is up on airports but down or flat for schools, highways and prisons.
It's cheaper, legal and kills more people than opioids. But public officials are much more united in the fight against drugs than alcohol.
The revenue-raising strategy is more common in blue states. So far, four Democratic-controlled states have passed such a tax.
Like many other Sunbelt cities, Music City is trying to figure out what kind of place it wants to be.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's upset is a warning for more moderate incumbents like New York's governor, who can't feel safe while the Democratic Party is shifting to the left.• Ratings & Analysis for 2018's State Elections