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Good Ideas Get Government Employees Extra Cash

Most states have employee suggestion programs that financially reward workers for improving services and saving money. Here's how one works.

2014 Public Official of the Year: Rick Snyder

A former accountant and entrepreneur, Rick Snyder brought risk-taking and performance management to the governor's office in Michigan.

Renewable Energy's Rise Hurting Utilities

Solar energy is one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries. But it and other renewables are eating into utilities' profits, which have begun asking cities and states for help.

States Seek Immunity from SCOTUS Ruling on Health Subsidies

With potential for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down insurance subsidies in the states that don't run their own health exchange, some are rushing to protect affordable care.

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