It's not just an environmental issue, and for the first time, researchers have calculated global warming's potential economic impact on each county.
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.
"Training in 'the sticks,' sticks," says one medical professional. But first, rural areas have to get doctors there.
The wealthy are increasingly seeking their state's highest office. Winning has been the easy part.
Twice as many Republicans can't run again for state legislative office. That could help Democrats, but how much?
There are still some major unanswered questions about Trump's declaration.
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.
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?
Congress jeopardized the future of state plans to help private employees save for retirement. States don't seem to care.
The concept caught fire in Europe and is gaining relevance in large and small cities across the Atlantic.