States are scrambling to figure out how to fund the $4-billion-a-month food stamps program -- and whether to keep cash welfare going. Some say it's "probably not possible."• How the Shutdown Affects Federal Employment in Each State
Legislators are seeking to roll back some of the high-profile ballot measures that voters approved in November. They also want to make it harder for initiatives to pass in the future.
Educators in the nation's second-largest school district are set to strike on Monday. The dispute could impact education policy across the country.
Local transit agencies are being hit harder than state highway departments. But the shutdown is only part of the problem for transportation funding.• The Shutdown's Impact on States and Localities
Most of the students using Arizona’s vouchers are already in top-performing schools.
To address sexual harassment, it needs to be reported. State employees have been hesitant to do that.
Gov. Gavin Newsom and Mayor Bill de Blasio initiated ambitious plans this week to cover drastically more residents, including undocumented immigrants who are not currently eligible for subsidized insurance.
Behavioral economics is a powerful tool to encourage people to make certain decisions, but governments need to use it with caution.
With signs pointing to a weakening economy, we need to get ready now, and we need to do it right.
Amount that the city of Denver will pay toward a person's mortgage if they have "experienced an income reduction due to involuntary employment change" and were making below 120 percent of the area's median income. Federal workers who are not receiving paychecks because of the shutdown can apply for this new offer.
California is the first state to require physicians to inform patients about their history of sexual misconduct, overprescribing medications, criminal convictions or substance abuse. Will others follow?
Incoming Gov. Mike Dunleavy is the sixth person to win the office in as many elections. The constant turnover has made it difficult for the state to solve its biggest problems.
In practically every state, one party now holds all the legislative power. And once they get it, they’re keeping it.
18 of the policies and proposals that will dominate state legislatures this year.
Maryland’s Mike Miller has been in charge for more than 30 years.
New York is set to become the third state Medicaid program to cover pregnancy and birth coaches for low-income women as a way of lowering the maternal mortality rate.