Low take-up is a problem at every level of government. As recent research shows, just keeping things simple can help a lot.
Environmental advocacy is difficult in the Trump era. In rural areas, it's even harder. “To be personally attacked for speaking up, to be silenced, it was devastating to me," says one resident who tried to fight fracking in her rural Pennsylvania county.
“As far as I know, we’re the only state doing this,” says Gov. Terry McAuliffe's chief of staff.
A roundup of money (and other) news governments can use.
State politicians on both sides of the aisle have increasingly worked to curb the practice. Now, the attorney general may have made their efforts pointless.
The latest plans in California and New Jersey have observers asking: creative solution or accounting gimmick?
Unlike most places, Portland, Ore., offers easy living and shopping -- and it’s paying off for the city.
Some cities post letter grades on restaurants. King County opted for something more visual. The person who pushed for public ratings in the first place, though, isn't satisfied.
Businesses and governments are going cashless. Anti-poverty advocates say the change is problematic for low-income people, but they disagree on how to solve it.
It would slam the insurance industry, bringing downturns in the bond market and tax revenues.
Secretaries of state are concerned about not just the federal government's request for voter information but also the information they're not getting about election security breaches.
The state's transportation chief calls a new $54 billion transportation package monumental. But the projects it funds will be more mundane than monumental.
A top-down view of transportation is important, but it's crucial to focus on the needs of individuals and underserved communities.
Drug abuse is overwhelming the child welfare system at unprecedented rates. Solutions are slowly emerging, but they aren't always adopted.• Behind the Decision to Post That Infamous Facebook Photo of the Opioid Epidemic at Its Worst
Erwin, Tenn., was struggling. Then its mayor did something many public officials usually don't: She listened to young people.