States have requested to enact several other unprecedented policies. Kentucky on Friday reportedly became the first to get its waiver approved.
Activist Glynda Carr discusses the growing political power of black women.
Programs that aid the opioid epidemic, medically underserved areas and at-risk mothers and children also have uncertain futures.
A roundup of money (and other) news governments can use.
The president has shifted the commission's voter fraud investigation to the Department of Homeland Security. Some see that as a boon to the cause, while others say it could be problematic, especially for immigrants.
As sexual harassment allegations take down powerful politicians, states and cities are revisiting their training and policies for the bureaucrats who have far less power but keep the government running.
Thanks to a generation of underfunding, many big-city school districts now face deteriorating buildings and billions of dollars in maintenance needs.
The Trump administration's sudden reversal on Tuesday sparked a backlash among the other state leaders who have voiced opposition to the plan to drastically expand oil and gas drilling off their coasts.
In a Fox News interview last week, Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan said he believes they should be charged with crimes. Legal experts say that's likely not possible.
Housing experts predict that the tax overhaul will spur home values and property tax revenues to drop, forcing cities to find new ways to raise money -- or to cut spending.• Thousands Rushed to Prepay Their 2018 Property Taxes
Supervised injection facilities, which only exist in other countries, encounter roadblocks everywhere they're proposed in the U.S. But as the opioid epidemic rages on, one might open this year.
Jeff Sessions' announcement attracted bipartisan criticism. But some legal experts are skeptical of its impact, and several states have vowed to continue their marijuana markets or plans for one.• MAP: States Where Marijuana Is Legal for Recreational and Medicinal Use
The milestones come at a time for New York and San Francisco when the number of traffic deaths nationwide has been on the rise.
New studies shed light on the job security of certain government jobs in an increasingly digital age.
Starting this month, the country's new policy will likely send more recyclable materials to the landfill. But many environmentalists also see it as a golden opportunity.