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What Exactly Is a Sanctuary City?

Clinton and Trump clash on them. Congress and some states have been trying to defund them. But no one can seem to agree on what it means to actually be a sanctuary city.

Should Violence Against Cops Be a Hate Crime?

"Blue Lives Matter" bills that would increase the penalties for attacking police are popping up in states and Congress.

The Impact of New Overtime Rules on Government

The federal change won’t just hit state and local personnel costs.

Some Officials Are Getting Schooled in Running Elections

At a time when the job of elections administration is becoming more complex and more scrutinized, a major university has started formal training.

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