They say their economies could suffer if the FCC repeals net neutrality regulations on Dec. 14.
Distilleries? Homeless shelters? Museums? There are lots of creative ideas for repurposing old lockups. But finding one that's good for the economy -- and wins approval -- isn't easy.
The legal strategy to get states to provide adequate education funding has changed -- and it's working in schools' favor.
"People are probably tired of their city being in the headlines," says former Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz.
State and local governments still haven't regained many of the jobs they cut, and they're unlikely to anytime soon.
The largest metro areas and those with highly educated workforces have rebounded well, but many other regions have struggled to recover job losses.
Wisconsin's Supreme Court justices refused to tighten the rules about when they should recuse themselves from cases. It has sparked a battle between old judges and new ones.
It adds to the growing body of evidence that addressing homelessness saves money elsewhere.
The Illinois legislature was one of the first in the country to confront the fallout of the #metoo movement. Lawmakers there worry that going too fast could result in faulty policies.
These politicians and candidates are breaking with today's aggressively partisan times to advocate a more centrist line.
State lawmakers nationwide who have reported income or employment outside of their elected position. According to an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity and the Associated Press, "state lawmakers around the country have introduced and supported policies that directly and indirectly help their own businesses, their employers and sometimes their personal finances."
Even if Congress passes a spending bill without the president's proposed cuts to programs that help the poor, it's likely to consider more serious changes next year.
The region is coping with one of the biggest influxes of Puerto Ricans fleeing the hurricane-ravaged island.
The city is eliminating short-term jail sentences for low-level misdemeanors. Other cities will undoubtedly be watching the impact.
When it comes to capturing millennial talent, they should look to one other for guidance.
The public sector needs a discussion about issues of transparency, fairness and the preservation of human values.
Minnesota's efforts to bring diversity and inclusivity to its contracting and purchasing are setting the pace.