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Which States Are Voting on Transportation Funding This Year?

Lawmakers have long wrestled with how to raise money to fix roads and other infrastructure. In four states this November, voters will have a chance to weigh in.

• Transit Advocates Worry the White House Is Purposefully Delaying Funds Which states will vote on raising gas taxes this year?

A Longtime LGBT Rights' Leader Becomes a Transgender Battleground State

In November, Massachusetts will hold the nation's first statewide vote on anti-discrimination protections for transgender people.

California Could Be the Next State to Ditch Daylight Saving Time

What time is it in California? If voters decide to abolish the clock-changing practice in November, answering that could become more difficult.

Some States Are Less Prepared for a Recession Than a Decade Ago

But according to two analyses, a majority of states have nearly enough savings to weather a downturn.

• A Troubling Trend for Cities: Slowing Revenue But Rising Spending Growth

Fed Up by Corruption, Arkansas Voters Revisit Term Limits

Four years ago, lawmakers snuck a term-limits extension onto the ballot. Now, thanks to recent statehouse scandals, voters will likely roll that back.


More Americans Now Telecommute Than Take Public Transportation to Work

Driving remains the predominant form of commuting. But for the first time, the next most common is working from home.


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How Much Privacy Do Public Employees Actually Have?

The digital age, new laws and recent events have created tension between government's transparency and the privacy of the people who work for it.


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How Democratic Socialists Performed in State and Local Primaries

Just over half of this year's candidates endorsed by Democratic Socialists are advancing to the general election. They could win seats for school boards, city councils and legislatures in 20 states.

• Progressive Candidates for Governor Trail in the Money Race

States and Cities' Battle for Control of 5G Reaches the FCC

The FCC will vote on an order next week that would invalidate many local and potentially some state agreements with internet companies.


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Government Purchasers Confront a Problem: Not Enough Vendors

Procurement officers are having to get more active -- and more creative -- to find companies willing to work with the public sector.

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When That Pay-for-Success Project Ends

Early adopters have a lesson for the next generation of PFS projects: It's important to plan from the start for what comes next.

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2 Southern Cities, 2 (Very) Different Approaches to Transit

When it comes to transportation planning, Atlanta and Nashville are both at a crossroads.

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States -- up from 15 last year -- that could not weather a moderate economic downturn without resorting to budget cuts, according to Moody's Analytics.

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Will Clergy Sex Abuse Allegations Spur Change in Statute-of-Limitation Laws?

Since the Pennsylvania report, several other states have launched investigations into the Catholic Church. But in some of them, laws prevent many child victims from seeking legal justice.


Where Abortion Is on the Ballot in November

Three states could restrict or preemptively criminalize abortion at a time when there is uncertainty over the future of Roe v. Wade.

State Supreme Courts Increasingly Face Partisan Impeachment Threats

The trial to impeach the entire West Virginia Supreme Court starts this week. It's just one example of a growing trend among unhappy lawmakers.

Democratic Primary Turnout Is Up 64%. Will That Matter in November?

Republicans, by comparison, saw 22 percent more people vote this season than in the 2014 midterms.

Is Your State Ready for a Hurricane Florence?

The latest from Florence, plus recent coverage on how states and cities across the country are planning for the next big storm.


States' Capital Budgets Have Become Partisan Battlegrounds

The once-quiet place reserved for technical experts is increasingly being held hostage in political fights.

Fire Departments Struggle to Meet New Demands

The job of a firefighter has changed almost beyond recognition. That, combined with lagging pay and personnel problems, is making it difficult to recruit enough of them.

3 Ways Blue States Could Still Get Around Tax Reform

The IRS has moved to block high-tax states from circumventing GOP limits on tax deductions -- but not in every way possible.

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A New Approach to Healthcare

The culmination of extensive research and three recent roundtables held across the country is the basis for this in-depth look into some of the most pressing issues facing our health care system and how to address them.

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