The regulations that took effect this year let governments decide what's worth reporting, leading many to not report anything at all.
The president doesn't want the federal government to help fund public radio and TV stations anymore. If he gets his wish, it would exacerbate the already sharp decline in coverage of state capitols and city halls.
Washington state won’t be enacting the nation’s first tax on greenhouse gas emissions this year. But the idea has grown more popular in the states since President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Water utilities are struggling to lower their operation costs and simultaneously meet stricter environmental rules. Blue Drop, the brainchild of DC Water’s former leader, wants to help.
The White House indicated that it may sue other states with policies similar to California's. Does it have a case anywhere else?• Trump's Leaked Immigration Rule Already Having Impacts
President Trump will announce new plans for fighting the opioid crisis on Monday. Meanwhile, several states are exploring their own new policy: tax drug companies for the opioids they produce.
The first major bipartisan banking bill since Dodd-Frank has some potential pluses and minuses for states and localities.
When the governor signs what will be the nation's strictest abortion ban, lawsuits are expected. Some say that was the point.• Months Late, Trump Changes Family Planning Program's Priorities
As an African-American Democrat, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas isn't like a lot of other anti-drug advocates.
But renters may not want to celebrate just yet.
The NRA has "in essence become a terrorist organization," said Gov. Dannel Malloy, who is considering cutting it out of the state's gun permitting process. It's not the only state, however, that directs funds toward the group.• With Guns in the Spotlight, Candidates for Governor Recalibrate Their Positions
A new tech startup allows cities to chart drug usage down to the neighborhood level.
When an agency head leaves, some states take years to find a permanent replacement. What takes so long?• Unfilled Jobs Take Toll on Governments Across the Country
Despite early enthusiasm, even the most liberal states are struggling to get enough support to restore the health insurance requirement that Congress repealed in December.• Idaho Tests Trump Administration's Willingness to Revoke States' Right to Regulate Obamacare
The cost of post-retirement benefits is threatening governments’ ability to provide vital services.