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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 Guy wearing Democratic Socialism t-shirt and giving the thumbs up.

Where's My Endorsement? Party Support Is Harder to Get This Year

In an unusual trend, prominent politicians, including three sitting Republican governors, are refusing to endorse their own party's picks for governor.

• Ratings: Democrats Poised to Gain 3 to 7 Governors’ Seats

Midterms Give Voters Their First Say on Immigration in Trump Era

Oregon has the oldest sanctuary state law in the country. Until recently, it attracted little controversy. In November, voters will decide whether to repeal it.

• Immigration Proposal Could Hurt Obamacare Markets

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.

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.


How a Rural Region in the South Cut Its Infant Mortality Rate in Half

Babies die at higher rates in the U.S. than in poorer countries like Cuba and Poland.


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.


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.


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For Cities Seeking to Grow, Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Smaller-scale infrastructure projects can pay off in major ways.

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How Inclusive Contracting Can Produce the Infrastructure We Need

There's a lot that governments can do to connect disadvantaged communities to economic opportunities.

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Robots or Jobs? The Tax Law’s Uncertain Impact on Communities

State and local leaders need to pay a lot of attention to how businesses take advantage of the federal law's capital-investment provisions.

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$215,000

Raise given to Kentucky's chief information officer by Gov. Matt Bevin. His $375,000 salary makes him the highest-paid CIO in the country.

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Transit Advocates: Is the White House Purposefully Delaying Project Funds?

Advocates say the Federal Transit Administration is sitting on nearly $1.8 billion that’s supposed to help build light rail lines, streetcars and subway improvements. Delaying these projects, they argue, could increase costs for local transit agencies.


States' Capital Budgets Have Become Partisan Battlegrounds

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

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

The annual National League of Cities report signals potentially more challenging times ahead for many localities.

How Centrist Is Colorado? Governor's Race Will Test That Reputation

Rather than going after voters in the middle, both the Democratic and Republican nominees are playing to their base.

Electric cars atop the Los Angeles Police Department parking lot

On Eve of Global Climate Summit, 19 U.S. Cities Launch Electric Car Effort

Their purchasing pledge is a small but symbolic step toward reducing greenhouse gases.


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.

Should Hospitals Limit the Number of Patients Nurses Can Help?

The medical community is divided over a November ballot measure that would make Massachusetts only the second state with such staffing requirements.

Seth Rogen Inspires a U.S. City to Change the Public Transit Experience

The actor has become the voice of announcements on Vancouver's buses and subways.

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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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