A new program may be a boon to struggling cities -- if it targets the right ones.• Amazon HQ2 Was an 'Unfortunate Distraction' From 'Needy' Opportunity Zones
A case over a Hawaii wastewater treatment plant could redefine the scope of the federal law that regulates pollution in lakes, rivers, streams and oceans.
In almost every state where ballot measures to expand Medicaid have passed, Republicans have tried to change the voter-approved laws.
After experiencing explosive growth in recent years, the city is tripling its spending to address the shortage of lower-income units.
After the blackface scandals involving Virginia politicians, expect more candidates to dig up dirt on themselves while keeping in mind the changing culture of America and the power of the internet.
Jails and prisons around the country are replacing in-person visits with video calls, enacting strict mail policies and other regulations that limit inmates' communication with family, friends and lawyers.
Lawmakers in at least a half-dozen states are considering forming a compact in which they would agree to end efforts to lure companies with tax incentives.
It’s often used to describe how people live in urban spaces. But it shouldn't be.
As a project in Long Beach demonstrates, treating people as individuals rather than as statistics can yield big benefits.
If your community really has a lot to offer, you need to think beyond the press release.
Money that the Trump administration wants California to pay back. It was given to the state for its high-speed rail project and has already been spent. The federal government claims the move is due to changes in California's rail plan; the governor argues it's political payback for the state suing to block the border wall.
Decades of local zoning regulations and land-use policies have kept racial segregation firmly rooted in place.• Segregated in the Heartland: An Investigative Series
Some states have already adopted their own version of a plan to address climate change while creating jobs. Others are being urged to.
In an anti-union era, nurses may have found a model for effectively organizing labor.
While the transportation industry is pushing Congress to pass a new infrastructure plan, a Brown University economist warns that new construction might not get the bang-for-the-buck that proponents claim.• State, Local Leaders Take Infrastructure Pleas to Congress
A total of 37 states are under one-party control. While that usually means legislation moves quickly, it doesn't always equate to better fiscal policies.
While conservative lawmakers push "heartbeat" bills that could challenge Roe v. Wade in court, liberals are pushing legislation that allows late-term abortions during pregnancies with severe health complications.