States and localities say direct loans aren't as much of a hassle as issuing bonds. That may be true, but they're also riskier.
As part of a new initiative, eight governors agreed to meet with inmates, crime victims and corrections staff to better understand how their criminal justice policies impact people.
Governments have more data than they have the manpower to handle. Some recruit volunteers to help analyze it all, but they're far from being experts in data.
The most sophisticated risk managers in the world invest in state and local governments. So why are Americans so hesitant?
The Texas Supreme Court justice is witty and approachable, and he's huge on Twitter. He's also one of the most influential conservative jurists in the country right now.
The radical idea of a universal basic income is far from new, but it's finally being tested around the world -- even in America.
"Training in 'the sticks,' sticks," says one medical professional. But first, rural areas have to get doctors there.
Redesigning a government website should be about more than attractiveness and easy navigation. It's a chance to reengineer underlying processes.
The typical approach can result in the wrong people — or not enough of the right people — being engaged in the response.
Colorado is one of the few governments to employ the data-driven approach in human services. It's helping the state tackle major problems.
It's now common, even for lower-paying jobs, to make employees pledge their loyalty to companies. Some states are stepping in to stop the corporate abuse.
A 75-year-old highway project offers clues to solving a critical present-day problem.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants governments to crack down on speeding, which claims as many traffic deaths as drunk driving. But the hard question is: How?
The concept caught fire in Europe and is gaining relevance in large and small cities across the Atlantic.
It's time to abandon corporate tax breaks. Just look at their history.
Governments are starting to realize that cybersecurity isn't just the responsibility of the IT department.