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On the Move: The Top Counties People Are Migrating To and From

New data shows migration patterns between counties. View updated figures for your jurisdiction.


This Millennial Is Helping a Major City Go Green

At 24, Atlanta’s new sustainability director has already spent a lifetime in the field. He attributes that to cartoons and his famous family.

Is Your State Ready for the Next Recession? Chances Are, It's Not.

A new report says one-third of states will face severe fiscal stress during the next economic downturn.

COMMENTARY

The Better Deal That America’s Workers Deserve

The courts and Congress have done a lot of damage to their power to act collectively. State and local policymakers could give them a fairer shake.


Chris Gregoire on the "Bloodsport" of Politics

In a new podcast interview, the former two-term Washington governor says the lack of women in public office is her "biggest pet peeve."


Runners in the New York City Marathon. COMMENTARY

The New York Marathon Grew Out of an Odd Relationship, Creativity and a Little Luck. Cities, Take Note.

The story of the iconic race offers a good lesson in how to make room for grand civic ideas.


COMMENTARY

Cities and the Lessons of the Great Amazon Hunt

They need to be nimbler than ever, looking for better ways to leverage local talent and institutions to ensure that their residents are the real winners.


The Paradox of Progress Underscores Atlanta Mayor’s Race

Things are looking up right now in the city. Well, at least part of it. That inequality will impact the city’s upcoming election and be the biggest issue facing its next leader.


Maine's Medicaid Vote a Test of Obamacare Support

If passed, the state would become the 33rd to expand Medicaid and signal support for Obamacare at a time when President Trump is taking major steps to reverse it.

Will Ohio Voters Enshrine Crime Victims' Rights in State Constitution?

Voters in three states approved similar ballot measures last year, but critics say it's unnecessary and could gum up the criminal justice system.

Despite Trump's Health-Care Changes, He's Keeping Obama's Opioid Strategy

With no end to the epidemic in sight, the feds are helping some states treat more addicts.

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The number of proposals -- out of a total of 2,012 that were submitted -- that will move forward for review by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, a body that meets once every 20 years to consider changes to the state constitution suggested by citizens of the state. The proposals that will be advanced represent less than 0.3 percent of the total that were filed, down from 18 percent the last time the commission met, in 1997.

MORE DIGITS

Consolidation Makes Sense, Yet Few Cities Have the Urge to Merge

It's an issue that's playing out right now in St. Louis County.

Democrats Have Reasons to Worry About the November Elections

The party will likely gain power in New Jersey next month, but holding onto the governor's office in Virginia is proving more challenging.

New Movie Spotlights the 'Hidden Homeless' and Already Has Oscar Buzz

It's rare to see a film featuring homeless people as main characters. "The Florida Project" focuses on the ones that few people notice.

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Thriving Environment, Thriving Community

Fresh air, clean water and open spaces are fundamental pillars of a healthy community.

Nowhere Else to Go: Why Kids Are Sleeping in Child Welfare Offices

The rising number of placements into state care is only partially to blame.


COMMENTARY

Pay for Success and the Savings Trap

Saving money isn't the point. The conversation should be about government effectiveness and positive outcomes.

COMMENTARY

How Cities Can Nurture an Industrial Renaissance

More and more, innovative companies that make things want to be in the city. Their needs are different from those of yesterday's manufacturers.

Why Neighborhood Nicknames Matter

They can have a big impact on economic fortunes and social cohesion, which explains the controversy that often surrounds them.

The Fight to Fix America's Broken Bail System

Jails are filled with low-risk offenders awaiting court dates. There's bipartisan support to change that, so why is it still hard to get anything done?