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Q&A with States’ and Localities’ New Man in D.C.

The head of the White House Office of Governmental Affairs talks about his plans for the job and what to expect on the domestic front during Obama’s remaining time in office.

Cities Paying Millions to Get Out of Bad Bank Deals

Chicago is the latest example of the many local and state governments that are haunted by interest rate swap agreements they made before the Great Recession.

The Paradoxical Truth About Efficiency Commissions

Many states have them, but few evaluate whether efficiency commissions are themselves efficient.

The Classroom Racial Gap Hits an All-Time High

Minority students became the majority this year, but most teachers are still white. Policymakers are seeking for ways to get and keep more minority teachers.

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