Advocates say higher incomes help low-wage employees, but one new report suggests the reality is more complicated.
America has seen little progress in reducing speeding deaths for decades.
Bipartisan support for reducing recidivism is driving most states to relax or lift the federal ban on drug felons receiving food stamps or cash assistance. Pennsylvania went the other way.
Historically, attorneys general rarely weigh in on health policy or go up against each other in the courtroom over it. Then came the Affordable Care Act.• From Obamacare to Opioids, Cities Step Up Their Legal Game
The idea is gaining popularity as a way to get around federal laws that ban banks from handling cannabis businesses' money. But a new report pans the idea.
Unrest over education funding and policy is brewing in several cities and states across the country.• Why the L.A. Teacher Strike Is Different From Last Year's Protests
The decennial count is plagued by uncertainties and fears of undercounting immigrants, minorities and low-income people.
Indianapolis is rethinking its approach, seeking new efficiencies that will better serve those from disadvantaged communities.
From preventing terrorism to spotting restaurant heath violations, a form of artificial intelligence called natural language processing can help connect the dots.
Congress should use new money to prod states and cities into addressing the growing expenses of public employees.
Connecticut tops the list of states whose taxpayers receive the least bang for their buck from the feds.
Federal regulations neither require schools to test their water nor have a single health standard for drinking water. The resulting patchwork of state policies can have a big impact on how -- and whether -- they respond to lead found in water.
Most of the students using Arizona’s vouchers are already in top-performing schools.
Retiree health care is one of the fastest-growing line items in government budgets and, in response, some governments are scrapping their traditional health plans.
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?
From 2010 to 2017, nighttime pedestrian and cyclist fatalities rose 46 percent while daytime deaths rose 15 percent.• What's the 'Dutch Reach'? 2 U.S. States Adopt It to Save Cyclists' Lives