But while many cities are beefing up their forces, others are still feeling the effects of the recession.
It turns out that how long a mentor sticks around can have a huge impact. One organization is working with schools to follow kids from kindergarten to graduation, and it's expanding to more cities.
Some aren’t just covering yoga and acupuncture but recommending it before prescription drugs.
From his tireless push for international trade to his historic crusade on restoring voting rights for former felons, the governor has made an indelible impact on Virginia.
The increase in annual spending is largely due to rising health-care costs and increased investment in transportation.
Many have predicted it would. But when younger candidates do launch campaigns, it's typically for state or local positions.
The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness helped end veteran homelessness in some places and reduce overall homelessness. The White House and House Republicans want it gone.
2018 will be the first big election year when attorneys general target their peers in other states. Will it hinder the history of bipartisanship among them?
Three of them must retire on the same day Gov. Rick Scott’s term ends. But no one knows who’s replacing them yet -- Scott or his successor?
After four years in office, the New York mayor has a mixed reputation among liberals. But he seemingly has a chance to change that.
Allowing municipal employees to conduct union business while on the clock is widespread. It could use a dose of transparency.
In his new book, David Osborne argues the best way to fix the education system is to increase charter schools and create a survival-of-the-fittest system.
A bipartisan proposal in Congress would go a long way toward helping to build smarter government at every level.
And the report card isn't good: Most states failed to balance their budgets without resorting to one-time fixes or underfunding pensions, among other violations.
Ballot language often spurs confusion and lawsuits. Some state election officials are trying to make them easier to understand.
Across the country, prisoners or their families are suing states for heat conditions they argue amount to cruel and unusual punishment.