In the state the president previewed his new policy, a bipartisan bill to ban the death penalty just passed, representing a growing opposition to the practice.
The issue that led West Virginia teachers to walk out may be boiling over elsewhere as states neglect workers' benefits, sometimes causing financial and medical hardship for public servants.• Teachers Aren't Just Striking, They're Running for Office
Major urban jurisdictions, including some that had previously staved off losses, are seeing more residents move away.
The regulations that took effect this year let governments decide what's worth reporting, leading many to not report anything at all.
Neither Gov. Bruce Rauner nor his Democratic opponent, J.B. Pritzker, are keen on talking about a topic both wealthy men purportedly know a lot about: money. At least not as it relates to the state's perennial budget problems.
The savings gap is a looming crisis, and states aren’t sure how to help.
Florida's failure to ban assault weapons has angered some local officials, but they have few options for recourse. Some are taking the issue to voters, while others are challenging a state law that bans cities from passing gun laws.• Connecticut Goes to War With NRA
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.
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.
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
As homelessness rises nationwide, Las Vegas is taking a gamble on a new way of helping the homeless. But some say it's money that could be better spent.
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
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
President Trump's "Buy American" policies are expected to cause the most harm to states such as Florida, Michigan and Texas.• Trump's Tariffs Could Hurt More Local Economies Than They Help
Too many state licensing boards are not fulfilling their objectives, yet, more are popping up.