Among the places testing new ways to keep low-risk offenders out of jail, Charleston, S.C., stands out.
Dangerous heat isn't new to Phoenix, but its efforts to keep people safe in triple-digit temperatures are.
Native Americans who live on the reservation in Utah are used to having to fight for basic government services. But they’d at least like roads that can reliably transfer patients to the ER and kids to school.
Jennifer Lawless is optimistic about the wave of women thinking about running for office -- but only tepidly.
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.
Low take-up is a problem at every level of government. As recent research shows, just keeping things simple can help a lot.
“As far as I know, we’re the only state doing this,” says Gov. Terry McAuliffe's chief of staff.
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.
A roundup of money (and other) news governments can use.
It would slam the insurance industry, bringing downturns in the bond market and tax revenues.
The programs we have are pretty good, but they need to keep graduates engaged and deepen their learning.
The president's victory has been extensively explored. But a state- and county-level look at the data offers stunning evidence of just how large the shifts were in certain places.
A lot of what fosters it is out of their control, but a little audacity goes a long way.
Cities that faced bankruptcy not long ago have made remarkable recoveries -- all on their own.
The state's transportation chief calls a new $54 billion transportation package monumental. But the projects it funds will be more mundane than monumental.