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More Conservative Than Most, Indiana's Medicaid Alternative Wins Approval

The feds are letting Indiana, which is now the 10th Republican-run state to expand Medicaid, make several changes to the program that could discourage low-income people from seeking care.

5 Reasons State House Speakers May Be Prone to Corruption

Sheldon Silver, who lost his job as one of the most powerful political posts in New York, is the fourth state house speaker to be indicted over the past year.

The Myths of Municipal Mergers

The media attention on Ferguson, Mo., one of the 90 jurisdictions in St. Louis County, has also brought attention to consolidation -- a touted solution to government ills.

Democrats Have More Seats to Defend in 2015-2016

Despite holding far fewer seats overall, the Democrats have more governorships to defend than the Republicans.

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