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Obama's Last Budget: The Breakdown for States and Localities

The president's budget outlines ambitious spending proposals in health care and infrastructure -- though their likelihood of passing is slim.

What Would Happen If America Made Voting Mandatory?

Dozens of other countries force their citizens to participate in elections.

Is Paying People Not to Commit Crimes Effective?

Washington, D.C., may offer some people financial incentives to follow the law. It wouldn't be the first.

Can Government Hiring Get Out of the Stone Age?

As states and localities have tried to modernize the way they attract and retain public workers, some best practices have emerged.

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