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John Arnold: The Most Hated Man in Pensionland

The billionaire philanthropist has vowed to secure retirement for public employees. So why do so many public employees despise him?

Most Special Districts Lag in the Transparency Department

Special districts are all over, and according to one of the first nationwide reports on them, most aren't revealing even basic information online about how they're spending public money.

How Arizona Fixed Its Broken Child Welfare System in 2 Years

The state attracted national attention for its failure to prevent and address child abuse and neglect. Since then, massive changes have led to massive improvements.

Amid Shutdown Talk, States and Cities Seek Clues to the Future

Whether and how Congress passes a budget this week could indicate what's to come when negotiations start for the next year, which will be the first full budget under President Trump.

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