August 27, 2013
States have been forced to gear up for a potential second round of across-the-board federal spending cuts after Congress left for its summer recess without a budget deal.
June 27, 2013
July 1 is the beginning of the fiscal year in most states, and the preferred start date for new or updated taxes. This year, legislatures changed tax rates on significant parts of the economy, including gasoline or fuel levies, sales taxes and property taxes.
September 4, 2012
There are hundreds of sister city relationships between U.S. municipalities and foreign cities. The benefits can be as simple as a cultural exchange or as complicated as getting a contract to design a $1 billion theme park in China.
May 23, 2012
It’s not a great time to be a mayor. Lousy economies, squeezed budgets, dwindling federal and state assistance -- the list goes on and on. Yet newly elected mayors across the country are coping -- some better than others.
May 15, 2012
"Eye in the Sky" is fast becoming a reality for many states and municipalities as they turn to unmanned vehicles -- or drones -- for a variety of uses.