The idea of charging drivers for the miles they drive instead of the gas they burn is not new. But states are still sorting out how it might work.
States have requested to enact several other unprecedented policies. Kentucky on Friday reportedly became the first to get its waiver approved.
Programs that aid the opioid epidemic, medically underserved areas and at-risk mothers and children also have uncertain futures.
California has the most people of any state, and yet it doesn't have the country's largest legislature. A ballot measure proposes to change that -- but it's complicated.
Activist Glynda Carr discusses the growing political power of black women.
The president has shifted the commission's voter fraud investigation to the Department of Homeland Security. Some see that as a boon to the cause, while others say it could be problematic, especially for immigrants.
As sexual harassment allegations take down powerful politicians, states and cities are revisiting their training and policies for the bureaucrats who have far less power but keep the government running.
Hardly any of it is being recycled now. But with California leading the way, there are signs of real progress.
Their citizens' sense of well-being may tell a lot about whether a community is thriving.
The justices heard arguments on Wednesday in an Ohio case about when it's legal to kick inactive voters off registration lists. It's part of a larger debate about voting rights that has been heightened by President Trump.
As rents and demand for renting increase, millions of Americans are being evicted -- sometimes with only a few days' notice.
Supervised injection facilities, which only exist in other countries, encounter roadblocks everywhere they're proposed in the U.S. But as the opioid epidemic rages on, one might open this year.
Starting this month, the country's new policy will likely send more recyclable materials to the landfill. But many environmentalists also see it as a golden opportunity.
New studies shed light on the job security of certain government jobs in an increasingly digital age.
Even though it's an election year, these policies and problems are too important and timely for legislatures to ignore.