A recent survey shows how Americans feel about the job police are doing and how they can improve.
Most cities already freely share ideas with others, but some are starting to sell their best practices to other local governments.
Even though states spend more on payroll than anything else, many governors no longer look to human resources for advice on their workforce.
Facing an HIV outbreak, some lawmakers want to extend needle-exchange programs to more at-risk counties. But time and the governor may not be on their side.