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Mike Maciag -- Data Editor. Mike analyzes databases and works on computer-assisted reporting projects for the magazine. He writes on a variety of topics and manages the Governing Data portal for Governing.com. Prior to joining Governing, Mike worked at local newspapers in Erie, Pa., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Atlanta. He holds a master's degree in public administration from George Mason University and undergraduate degrees in journalism and computer science from the University of Dayton .  Email mmaciag@governing.com | Twitter @MMaciag

December 1, 2014

America's Most Deeply-Rooted Cities

Having a high number of deeply entrenched residents helps shape the character of a city. See how your city’s population compares to others.
November 21, 2014

How States' Recent Job Growth Compares

See which states are adding more jobs and those that lag behind.
November 18, 2014

How Much State Prison Populations Are Projected to Grow

A handful of states expect their prison populations to shrink, but most expect growth, according to a new report. View data for each state.
November 13, 2014

America’s Most Internet-Connected Cities

For the first time, an annual Census survey measures local Internet adoption. See which cities have the highest rates.
November 7, 2014

How Poorly Government Job Growth Compares to Other Sectors

New data suggests job growth for state and local governments is among the slowest of any sector.
November 5, 2014

How Local Governments Are (or Aren’t) Examining Economic Development Dollars

A new survey provides a detailed portrait of how local governments use business incentives, finding many lack basic accountability measures.
November 4, 2014

Why Cyclist Groups Lashed Out on the Latest Bike Safety Report

An analysis by the Governors Highway Safety Association that called attention to an increase in cyclist deaths caused an uproar among bike advocates.
November 1, 2014

Broadband Expands Into Rural America, But How Many Will Adopt?

High-speed Internet is finally starting to reach the nation’s most remote areas. Many residents, though, are slow to adopt it.
November 1, 2014

Aging Prisoners Shackle State Budgets

The nation’s graying prison population will strain the corrections system. There are ways to keep costs down, but they’re not often used.
October 22, 2014

Where Summer Crime Spikes the Most

Some places actually experience slightly less crime in the summer. But for those with big increases, what are police doing about it?
October 8, 2014

CDC: Banning Smoking in Public Housing Could Save States Millions

At a time when public housing agencies are increasingly considering smoking prohibitions, a new study shows that a ban would save nearly $500 million a year.
October 7, 2014

Asian-American Voters Could Swing November Elections

This fast-growing demographic group is largely ignored yet a sizable share hasn't decided how they'll vote, according to a new survey.
October 3, 2014

New Construction Pushing up Metro Area Apartment Vacancies

See metro areas with the largest increases.
October 1, 2014

Voter Turnout Plummeting in Local Elections

Voter turnout for local elections has historically lagged but is getting worse, prompting officials to explore new ways to get people to the polls.
September 5, 2014

Updated Government Job Totals

See how each level of government employment has fared in recent months.
September 3, 2014

Where Employees Are Working Longer Hours

Many local economies experienced a shift in average hours worked, a key indicator for future job growth. View data for more than 400 areas.
September 1, 2014

Income Inequality Climbing in Many Large Cities

Larger metro areas experience some of the highest income inequality, and since the Great Recession, it’s only gotten worse. On Thursday, fast-food workers in 100 cities protested for higher wages.
August 26, 2014

How Displaced Workers Are Recovering (or Not)

See charts and a few key takeaways on new data measuring how recently laid-off workers are faring across regions and industries.
August 22, 2014

Skyrocketing Court Fines Are Major Revenue Generator for Ferguson

Some say Ferguson's increasing reliance on court fines to fund its municipal operations may have contributed to its residents' distrust in law enforcement and government.
August 18, 2014

A State-by-State Breakdown of New Jobs Data

See how each state's economy fared over the past month and year.
August 11, 2014

Report Examines Income Gaps Across Metro Areas

A new report highlights a wide wage disparity across many regions. See data for your area.
August 11, 2014

Neighborhoods with the Highest Pedestrian Death Rates

View maps of a few of the nation's deadliest places for pedestrians.
August 4, 2014

How Have Bridge Conditions Changed in Your State?

Last week marked the seventh anniversary of the fatal Minneapolis bridge collapse. Check out 20 years of bridge data for each state...
August 1, 2014

Pedestrians Dying at Disproportionate Rates in America's Poorer Neighborhoods

Many cities have made pedestrian safety a priority, but their efforts rarely focus on poorer areas, which have approximately double the fatality rates of wealthier communities.
August 1, 2014

The Implications of Older Housing Stock for Cities

Old homes can pose a unique set of challenges for local governments. View detailed housing data for hundreds of cities.
July 31, 2014

A State-by-State Look at Where Each Generation Lives

Millennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers' different needs and wants lead them to flock to different places.
July 31, 2014

Pedestrian Deaths in Poorer Neighborhoods Report

Full results and data for Governing's report on pedestrian safety in poorer neighborhoods
July 28, 2014

Are STEM Graduates Really Having Trouble Finding Jobs?

A recent Census report suggested many STEM grads don't work in STEM occupations.
July 18, 2014

States Recording the Largest Job Gains, Losses in June

Thirty-three states added jobs last month, while 17 lost them.
July 8, 2014

Where Government Employment Most Lags Behind National Recovery

Job totals have returned to pre-recession levels, but the public sector lags far behind. View data for every state.
July 1, 2014

Where More People Are Living in High-Poverty Areas

A record number of Americans live in high-poverty areas -- but they aren't necessarily poor themselves. View a map and estimates for each state.
July 1, 2014

The Citizens Most Vocal in Local Government

Citizen participation in local government is abysmally low, but a national survey shows what types of people are most and least likely people to speak up.
July 1, 2014

Houston Passes What May Be the Nation’s First Anti-Hoarding Law

Echoing the format of reality TV shows, the city hopes to address not just safety hazards but the mental illnesses that drive people to hoard.
June 10, 2014

The Most Small Business-Friendly States, Metro Areas

A new survey shows how small business owners perceive their state and local governments in terms of "business-friendliness."
June 6, 2014

Local Governments Account for All Public-Sector Job Growth This Year

Meanwhile, the latest Labor Department data shows states and the federal government have shed workers.
June 1, 2014

Can a New Police Force Turn Around Camden, N.J., One of the Nation's Most Violent Cities?

In hopes of reducing the city's high crime rate, Camden, N.J., made a controversial and unprecedented move a year ago to replace its police force.
June 1, 2014

Immigrants Countering Population Losses in Many Metro Areas

Policymakers are looking to attract immigrants in an effort to offset some regions' population declines.
May 22, 2014

New Population Estimates Highlight Nation's Fastest-Growing Cities

According to new Census estimates, most cities continue to record steady population gains. View maps and updated data for hundreds of cities.
May 20, 2014

State and Local Government Retirements Are on the Rise

A new survey shows most governments are experiencing more retirements and also hiring more.
May 16, 2014

How to Appeal to Millennial Voters

Results of a new nationwide survey show Millennials’ attitudes on a range of issues. Read key takeaways from the report.
May 16, 2014

States Record the Biggest Job Gains in Years

Thirty-nine states and the District of Columbia added jobs in April as the national economy had one of its strongest months in years.
May 9, 2014

Which Cities Have the Biggest Police Presence?

Police staffing levels vary greatly across U.S. cities, averaging about 17 officers per 10,000 residents. View and compare employment data for each jurisdiction.
May 8, 2014

How Long Must New Hires Work to Get Pension Benefits?

A recent Urban Institute analysis shows how many years new state workers will need to put in before earning pension benefits from their employers.
May 2, 2014

April Jobs Report: Local Governments Record Uptick in Hiring

According to the latest Labor Department data, local governments are continuing to add jobs while state government payrolls remain flat.
May 1, 2014

Where Purchasing Power of Incomes Has Grown

Some of the starkest illustrations of the uneven recovery are shown by a new measure estimating real personal income. See how data for each metro area compares.
April 18, 2014

States Adding the Most Jobs in March

States reporting the strongest job gains last month included Florida, North Carolina and Georgia. See totals for your state.
April 11, 2014

Survey Ranks Where Residents Are Most Satisfied with Their Communities

A new Gallup survey finds 85 percent of Americans are satisfied with the city or area where they live. Compare ratings for each metro area.
April 10, 2014

Where Americans Are Becoming Wealthier, Poorer

See how incomes have changed since the start of the recession for each county in America.
April 8, 2014

New Spending Transparency Grades Issued for States

A new report finds that while most state governments continue to post more spending data online, progress has been uneven. See how your state compares.
April 2, 2014

The Highest (and Lowest) Paying Jobs in Metro Areas

Wages vary greatly based on job types and where workers live. Review new data showing pay for hundreds of occupations based on metro area.
March 28, 2014

International Migration Driving Metro Area Population Gains

The Census Bureau’s international migration estimates include not only foreign immigrants, but natives and members of the military coming back home. View new population estimates for each area.
March 27, 2014

Where the Minimum Wage Has the Least Buying Power

While minimum-wage workers feel the pinch everywhere, it’s far more difficult to make a living in the nation’s most expensive urban centers. View data and read an analysis for more than 300 cities.
March 20, 2014

Government Workers More Prevalent in Red States

New data suggests Republican-leaning states are home to the highest concentrations of employees on government payrolls. View data for every state.
March 13, 2014

Where State Government Employment Has Dropped, Climbed

New data provides a detailed look at changes in state government employment. Read key takeaways and review data for each state.
March 7, 2014

Governments Record Positive Job Growth in February

After two consecutive dismal jobs reports, new Labor Department estimates mostly exceeded economists’ expectations.
March 5, 2014

Cities Consider Taxing Commuters to Drive Up Revenue

Taxes on commuters (and reverse commuters) represent a largely untapped source of revenue that cities may begin to target more aggressively -- particularly if they’re struggling. View data showing the cities with the most outside workers and reverse commuters.
March 1, 2014

Facing Obamacare Mandate, Governments May Turn to Temps

Many states and localities are cutting their employees' hours to avoid having to offer them health insurance. Some say they'll make up the workload by hiring more temporary workers.
February 25, 2014

Public Transportation’s Demographic Divide

People who use public transportation are disproportionately poorer than other commuters in nearly every U.S. city, according to an analysis.
February 24, 2014

States with the Most Minimum-Wage Workers

An increase in the federal minimum wage would have far greater effects in some states than others. View new data to see where workers are earning at or below the federal rate, which has been frozen at $7.25 since 2009.
February 20, 2014

Where Do People Spend the Most of Their Paycheck on Housing?

According to a new report, the share of households that spend more than half of their income on housing slightly declined last year – but the trend could be short-lived. View data for every state.
February 19, 2014

Survey Forecasts Better Public-Sector Job Market for 2014

Two-thirds of governments are expecting to hire this year, though not for very many positions.
February 7, 2014

Public Sector Records Worst Jobs Month in Over a Year

New figures show local, state and federal payrolls shed 29,000 jobs in January -- the steepest decline for the sector since October 2012.
February 6, 2014

Where Are Your County's Residents Moving to and from?

Regions in the southwest, Colorado and Florida added the most residents in 2011.
February 5, 2014

How Much States Lose to Corporate Tax Havens and How They Can Recoup It

A recent report finds that states lost $20.7 billion to tax havens in 2011 and tallies how much they can save by closing the offshore tax loophole.
February 4, 2014

What’s Behind States’ Population Growth?

Fifteen states experienced significant population increases last year. New Census estimates on migration trends and birth rates provide a glimpse into what's driving each state's growth. View data for your state.
January 29, 2014

Group Ranks How Well States Disclose Economic Development Subsidies

Some states lag far behind others in disclosing information online, according to a new report that reviews 246 subsidy programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
January 27, 2014

States Where Union Membership is Highest, Declining the Most

While union membership has slowly waned over the past several decades, some states are recording steeper declines than others.
January 23, 2014

Where Do Taxpayers Have the Highest Total Unfunded Pension Liability?

A new report examines pension liabilities for all types of retirement systems in select jurisdictions, showing sizable fiscal burdens in some cities.
January 23, 2014

Pension Reforms Push Employees Out the Door in Some States

An analysis of retirement data finds that pension reforms contributed to significantly more workers filing retirement paperwork in at least six states.
January 14, 2014

The Biggest Barriers to Small Business Growth

A new survey identifies the top political concerns and impediments to job growth for small businesses.
January 2, 2014

Parade Deaths Prompt Safety Recommendations for Localities

Some governments lack clear planning procedures and rules for parades. Read how localities can better prepare, along with a summary of recent parade accidents.
January 1, 2014

The Top 10 Legislative Issues to Watch in 2014

Plus six trending issues that could be big this year.
January 1, 2014

Snow: Every Budgeters’ Worst Nightmare

The unpredictability of snow doesn’t just drive citizens and public works crews crazy – it makes it nearly impossible for city officials to plan their budgets.
December 19, 2013

Cities Where Wages Haven't Kept Pace with Rising Housing Costs

With wages stagnant and housing costs rising, many Americans struggle to pay their rent and mortgage. View data showing each city's housing affordability burden.
December 17, 2013

Report Ranks States with Best and Worst Tax Administration

A new study by the Council on State Taxation compares states' tax appeals processes and procedural requirements. See how your state ranks.
December 13, 2013

The Most Walkable Cities and How Some Are Making Strides

Nationally, only a small fraction of people walk to work. But some cities' policy and planning efforts are making walking an everyday means of commuting. View data and maps for dozens of U.S. cities.
December 11, 2013

Report: Hunger, Homelessness on the Rise in Many Cities

A report finds many cities are receiving more requests for food and housing assistance, but expect fewer resources to meet the demand.
December 6, 2013

Government Job Growth Among Weakest of Any Industry

While private-sector employment may finally be ready to accelerate, state and local government job growth has been among the weakest of any industry.
December 3, 2013

States Make Turnaround in Higher Ed Funding

A preliminary survey by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities finds 37 states boosted fiscal year 2014 support for public four-year institutions. View data for each state.
December 1, 2013

The Public Employee 'Silver Tsunami' Looms for Governments

The long-anticipated wave of government worker retirements was delayed by the recession. But now, some agencies report signs it's starting to begin.
November 26, 2013

Spending Levels Rebounding for Most States, Report Finds

After declining last year, it's estimated that 41 states recorded spending increases in fiscal 2013. View up-to-date spending data for each state.
November 22, 2013

Latest Data Shows States Adding Most Jobs This Year

In nearly half of states, job growth for 2013 has yet to top 1 percent. View a map with updated employment estimates.
November 19, 2013

Gross Metropolitan Product Growth Slows in 2013, Report Finds

A new study finds a slowdown in economic growth for metro areas this year. View data showing projections for more than 300 areas.
November 19, 2013

The Most Dangerous Government Jobs and Why They're Riskier Than the Private Sector

Public-sector workers typically face a greater risk of suffering an injury on the job than other segments of the workforce. Read five key takeaways from new industry-level data.
November 13, 2013

The State of the Shrinking Postal Service Workforce

Despite its new deal with Amazon, it's unlikely the Postal Service will start to reverse years of workforce cuts. View data showing numbers of postal employees in each state.
November 8, 2013

Jobs Report: Federal Government Employment Continues Steady Decline

The federal government has now recorded monthly job declines every month since last September.
November 7, 2013

Housing Market Remains Tight in Most Metro Areas

Listed housing vacancies remain low across the vast majority of metro areas, new Census estimates show. View areas with the least vacancies and historical data for each market.
October 29, 2013

Cost of College Continues to Skyrocket While Policymakers Seek Solutions

The cost of higher education has far outpaced state funding, household incomes and inflation. Now, the president has put the issue back on the policy radar.
October 23, 2013

Where Are More Older Workers Putting Off Retirement?

Americans are still working longer than they used to. View data showing states where more people tend to remain employed later in their careers.
October 11, 2013

Report: Cuts to City Personnel Budgets Slowly Declining (Except Pensions)

Hiring freezes, furloughs and other personnel cuts are slowly beginning to taper off in some of the nation's cities, a new report finds.
October 10, 2013

Analysis: Do Business-Friendly Tax Climates Yield The Most Jobs?

The Tax Foundation's ranking of states based on how business-friendly they are has generated a lot of attention, but a better rating doesn't necessarily mean a state has a stronger economy.
October 7, 2013

Despite Government Cutbacks, Student Interest in Public Sector Careers Grows

Despite the bleak employment outlook and negative rhetoric, recent surveys suggest enrollment for public administration programs and interest in government careers has increased.
October 3, 2013

States and Agencies Most Affected by Federal Shutdown

Federal workers sent home this week aren't limited to the Washington, D.C., region. View states and agencies most affected by the shutdown.
October 2, 2013

Mapping the Nation’s Most Densely Populated Cities

View maps showing population density and land area for the 200 most populous cities.
October 1, 2013

Millennials Face Hurdles Breaking into Public Sector

To compete with the private sector and nonprofits these days, states and localities have to rethink their recruiting and hiring processes.
September 25, 2013

Analysis: Who's Moving to Your State?

Each state’s new crop of residents varies significantly across demographic groups. See how those moving to your state compare to others.
September 12, 2013

Oil Boom Fuels Fastest-Growing Metro Area, Midland, Texas -- But at a Price

Midland, Texas, ranks at or near the top of the list in every measure of recent economic and population growth. See how your area compares.
September 6, 2013

Government Employment Remains Stagnant in New Jobs Report

As the recovery drags on, state and local government payrolls aren't expanding.
September 4, 2013

What’s Behind the Drop in College Enrollment?

New data indicates colleges recorded a record drop in enrollment last year. We take a look at factors driving the decline.
August 29, 2013

A State-by-State Look at Flat Wages

Most segments of the workforce haven't seen wage growth in more than a decade. View maps and wage data to see how your state compares.
August 26, 2013

Public Sector Has Some of Oldest Workers Set to Retire

Industry observers warn that the public sector is ill-prepared for the departure of this large segment of the workforce.
August 16, 2013

Report: Travel, Tourism Workers Can't Afford Housing in Costly Metro Areas

Hotel, restaurant and travel industry employees often can't afford housing costs in travel destinations, a report finds. View rental and home prices for more than 200 metro areas.
August 13, 2013

Report Forecasts Slow Revenue Growth for States

View and compare states' revenue projections for fiscal year 2014
August 12, 2013

The Recovery Act Saved Public-Sector Jobs, But Can Governments Retain Them?

The stimulus played a large role in propping up schools and other public-sector payrolls as agencies sought to stave off job cuts during the Great Recession. Where these jobs stand today, though, varies greatly.
August 2, 2013

State Government Employment Hits 8-Year Low

U.S. Labor Department estimates released Friday indicate state government employment has reached the lowest levels since May 2005.
August 2, 2013

Farm Bill Holds Fate of Food Stamp Program

The cuts and changes Congress has been weighing to the farm bill could knock millions off SNAP rolls and reverse years of progress states have made in streamlining applications. See data showing how each state could be affected.
August 1, 2013

How Governments Are Innovating Their Workforces

The results of a Governing survey paint a portrait of a public sector hard-hit by budget cuts, pay freezes and a lack of advancement opportunities. But employees have reasons for optimism.
July 31, 2013

Governing Survey Gauges Job Satisfaction, Workforce Practices

A Governing survey of senior state and local officials paints a portrait of a sector hard-hit by budget cuts, pay freezes and a lack of advancement opportunities. But the news isn’t all bad.
July 30, 2013

Food Stamp Enrollment Still Climbing in Many States

While the economy recovers, SNAP participation hasn't yet fallen. View charts and updated data for each state.
July 22, 2013

Which States Have Recovered the Most Lost Jobs?

Last month marked the four-year anniversary of the end of the recession. While employment has returned to pre-recession levels in a few states, most are still far from recovering lost jobs.
July 17, 2013

As Obesity Measures Gain Prevalence, Limitations Exist for Policymaking

Both doctors and public officials are aware of the limitations created by using body mass index to define obesity, which is now considered a disease. But no clear alternative has emerged.
July 11, 2013

Data Shows Varying Housing Costs for Metro Areas

View updated housing data for select metro areas.
July 10, 2013

What Aging Population? 5 Areas Getting Younger

While the nation is aging, a few select areas are not only bucking the trend but may actually be getting younger.
July 2, 2013

Departing Secretary LaHood Previews What's Ahead for Transportation

As U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood leaves office Tuesday, he sees a path forward for solving transportation's biggest problems.
June 28, 2013

What the GAO Predicts for States and Localities’ Future

A recent report by the Government Accountability Office finds a widening gap between projected revenues and expenses for years to come. Rising health and pension costs and less federal funding are just a few of the reasons.
June 25, 2013

Internet Connectivity Gap Narrows, But Disparities Still Exist Across States

How well-connected Americans are varies greatly across regions, racial groups and income levels. View data for each state.
June 21, 2013

Ohio, Texas, Michigan Added Most Jobs in May

View updated jobs data for each state.
June 20, 2013

States Awarding More Big Tax Incentive Deals, Report Finds

States have collectively awarded $64 billion in 'megadeals' after many pursued top employers more aggressively in recent years. View award totals for each state.
June 13, 2013

New Census Estimates Show Areas Growing Oldest the Fastest

New Census data shows most regions are seeing their age 65 and older population climb. But for some jurisdictions, the growth has been far more pronounced than others. View new demographic data for states and counties.
June 12, 2013

What Tennessee Can Learn About Asking Employees to Reapply for Their Jobs

Tennessee is asking its 1,600 IT employees to reapply for their jobs. The state may learn from Colorado and Hillsborough County, Fla., which have both overhauled their workforces in this way.
June 11, 2013

Metro Areas with the Most Blue-Collar STEM Jobs

A new Brookings report finds that there are far more STEM employees in the United States than previously estimated -- and the demand is growing. View maps and data for metro areas.
June 11, 2013

The Implication of Long-Term Pay Freezes for States, Localities

Many public employees have waited years for salary increases, and recent surveys indicate pay freezes are continuing to persist. The implications have been far-reaching, from hindering employee retention to hurting morale.
June 7, 2013

As Feds Make Cuts, Local Government Employment Ticks Up

While the federal government began to feel the effects of the sequester, localities have added jobs in recent months.
June 6, 2013

Teacher Pension Systems Headed in Opposite Directions, Report Finds

A report published today examines projected retiree costs for three large school districts, evaluating cost savings of recent pension reforms.
June 4, 2013

Analysis: Disparity Exists in Condition of Local vs. State Bridges

Bridges localities own are more than twice as likely to be considered structurally deficient as those on state roads. View detailed bridge inspection data for your state.
May 31, 2013

New Jersey's Tax Incentives Soar as Job Growth Lags Behind

Despite awarding nearly $2 billion in tax incentives, New Jersey's job growth trails other states.
May 28, 2013

States with Worst Bridges Face Uphill Battle Making Repairs

As transportation advocates push for bridge upgrades in response to the collapse in Washington state last week, it’s clear that some states have far more work to do than others.
May 23, 2013

Are Cities That Lost Population Making a Comeback?

New Census estimates suggest that many larger cities continue to see populations climb, including some that could be experiencing their first growth in years. View data for each city.
May 21, 2013

Education Spending Per Student Fell For First Time in 2011

Per pupil spending fell for the first time ever in fiscal year 2011, with 21 states reporting declines. See rankings and totals for each state.
May 17, 2013

Which States Added the Most Jobs This Year?

View data showing changes in total employment for each state so far this year.
May 16, 2013

Areas with Most Commuters Reap Benefits and Costs

Many of the nation’s urban areas see their populations jump during the day with an influx of workers, requiring additional public services. View which counties have the most out-of-town commuters.
May 13, 2013

Which States Saw Voter Turnout Jump, Decline Most Last Year?

Thirty-eight states saw voter turnout drop last year, driven in large part by young adults and non-Hispanic whites heading to the polls at lower rates.
May 8, 2013

GAO Report Paints Bleak Fiscal Outlook for States, Local Governments

A new report by the Government Accountability Office forecasts a gloomy outlook for state and local government budgets, finding an ever-widening gap between projected revenues and expenses for years to come.
May 3, 2013

Jobs Report Exceeds Expectations as Unemployment Rate Falls

The economy added 165,000 jobs last month while the unemployment rate fell slightly to 7.5 percent.
May 2, 2013

Survey: Median Pay for Top Local Officials is $103K

A new survey tallies pay and benefits for chief appointed officials across the country, finding compensation varies greatly by locality.
April 29, 2013

Youth Unemployment Reached Record Highs: What Can Officials Do About It?

The number of out-of-work teens and twenty-somethings climbed to record levels during the recession. View data for each state.
April 28, 2013

America’s Rural-Urban Divide is Growing

Rural populations are shrinking as Americans migrate to cities and suburbs. As a result, rural areas are mobilizing to grow and convince residents to stay.
April 19, 2013

Midwestern States Suffered Most Job Losses in March

Most of the job losses last month were concentrated in Midwestern states. View employment data for each state.
April 19, 2013

Public Approval of State and Local Government Rises, Federal Rating Tumbles

Public approval of state governments is at its highest since 2008, while views of Washington have plummeted to an all-time low, according to a new survey.
April 18, 2013

Suburbs Suffered Most Job Losses During Recession, Report Finds

The sprawl of jobs outward from downtown areas slowed during the recession. View data for 100 metro areas.
April 12, 2013

State Tax Collections Reached Record High in 2012

New census data indicates state tax revenues finally exceeded pre-recession levels. View revenue data and graphs for each state.
April 5, 2013

Government Employment Changes Little as Job Growth Slows

The U.S. economy added only 88,000 jobs last month, far below economists' expectations.
April 5, 2013

The Metro Economies Most Dependent on Manufacturing Jobs

Manufacturing jobs account for a sizable portion of the employment base in many regions. Read our analysis of the top 10 areas, along with data for more than 300 metro areas.
April 2, 2013

Survey Ranks Most (and Least) Small Business-Friendly States, Cities

A new survey of nearly 8,000 small businesses rates state and metro area business climates, providing clues to what these economic engines value most.
March 29, 2013

Unemployment Rate Falls in 22 States

View updated jobs data for each state.
March 29, 2013

How Smaller Cities Hold onto Major Employers

When a city’s economy depends on one employer, leaders will go to great lengths to make them happy. But to survive, towns need to attract new businesses.
March 26, 2013

Immigrant Population Growing Faster Than Natives in Many Metro Areas

New census estimates find international migration surpassed domestic population growth in 135 metro areas. View data showing which metro areas are welcoming the most immigrants.
March 26, 2013

New Transparency Grades Issued for States

A new report finds all 50 states now maintain online spending transparency websites. View grades issued for each state.
March 20, 2013

Data Shows County-to-County Migration Patterns

New census figures estimate where residents are moving across county borders. View data for your area.
March 14, 2013

Metro Areas in South, Western U.S. Record Largest Population Gains

Census data signals nearly all the nation’s fastest-growing metro areas are concentrated in the South and western U.S. View new population estimates for each area.
March 11, 2013

Which Transit Agencies Added, Lost Riders Last Year?

Data released this week finds Americans made a record 10.5 billion trips in 2012. View totals for 113 different transit systems.
March 11, 2013

State of the State Addresses: What Are Governors' Priorities?

We've summarized all the key issues governors talked about in their speeches to kick off legislative sessions.
March 8, 2013

State Governments Continue Slashing Payrolls

State governments cut 53,000 jobs over the past five months, with education employees being hardest hit.
March 6, 2013

Which Government Services Are Citizens Most, Least Satisfied With?

See how certain municipal services score in citizen satisfaction surveys.
February 28, 2013

Disability Rate Among Government Benefit Recipients Varies

Nearly a third of all beneficiaries of income-based assistance from the federal government or states reported a disability in 2011.
February 25, 2013

Visualizing Governors' State of the State Addresses

What words were uttered most often in governors' State of the State addresses this year?
February 21, 2013

Average Tax Refunds: Connecticut, Nevada and Texas are Highest

Rural states tend to have lower federal tax refunds.
February 13, 2013

Survey Signals Possible Public-Sector Hiring Rebound

State and local governments may start to hire, but employment remains below pre-recession levels.
February 10, 2013

Which Metro Areas Have the Most Graduate Degrees?

More Americans are earning graduate degrees. See how your area compares to others.
February 6, 2013

Group Grades Online Transparency for States, Local Governments

See how well state and local governments sites promote transparency.
February 1, 2013

State, Local Government Employment Remains Steady

View monthly changes in state and local government employment.
January 31, 2013

States Experience Disparity in Police Fatality Rates as Agencies Target Safety

An analysis shows fatality rates vary by state, with most deaths in the South.
January 31, 2013

Mexico City's Recycling Incentive: More Food

Mexico City has a massive trash problem that's partially caused by citizens' resistance to recycle. To encourage them to do so, the city gives residents food vouchers in exchange for their recyclable waste.
January 31, 2013

Report Identifies Top Job-Poaching States

Many states engage in bidding wars to pull companies into their region. A new report examines recent high-profile tax incentive deals.
January 30, 2013

States, Local Governments Prepare for Aging Population

A panel discusses how governments can prepare for the new wave of retirees.
January 27, 2013

How Do U.S. Health Costs Compare to Other Countries?

View an interactive map with health costs for each country, and read our first-ever International Issue online Feb. 1.
January 25, 2013

Report Grades Cities’ Spending Transparency Websites

A new report examines 30 cities' online transparency efforts. View scores for each local government.
January 24, 2013

How Rare Are Municipal Bankruptcies?

Local governments rarely opt to file for bankruptcy. View totals and bankruptcy laws for each state.
January 18, 2013

New York, New Jersey, Georgia Add Most Jobs in December

View updated job totals and unemployment rates for each state.
January 11, 2013

Gun Background Checks Skyrocket in Nearly All States

FBI Background checks for firearms jumped last month as calls for gun control intensified. View totals for each state.
January 8, 2013

How Well is Power Spread Across Metro Areas?

An index ranks metro areas by how well authority is consolidated or shared among municipalities.
December 28, 2012

Governments Resisting the Urge to Merge

Despite strained finances, there’s been no significant shift toward consolidation in recent years.
December 20, 2012

Spotlight Shifts to Mental Health and States' Funding Cuts

Many states' mental health funding declined in recent years, but now some lawmakers have focused their attention on the issue after last week's shooting deaths in Newtown, Conn. View charts and spending amounts for each state.
December 20, 2012

Census Bureau Releases 2012 State Population Estimates

View maps showing recent population changes for all states.
December 6, 2012

View State Government Financial Data Released by Census Bureau

View detailed financial figures for each state.
December 3, 2012

Group Rates Best, Worst Cities for LGBT Equality

A new report by the Human Rights Campaign assessing local laws policies for LGBT individuals.
November 29, 2012

Report: 21 States’ Pension Systems Not Fiscally Sound

A new report examines the financial health of state pension systems. View maps and data for each state.
November 26, 2012

Personal Incomes Rise in All Metro Areas, Most Counties

View charts and maps with new personal income data for counties and metro areas.
November 20, 2012

Unemployment Rates Drop in 37 States

Jobless rates fell in most states last month. View updated totals for each state.
November 16, 2012

Analysis: Redistricting Mostly Protected Incumbents in 2012 Congressional Races

Most U.S. House members easily won re-election last week. View partisan composition for each state.
November 7, 2012

California Unions Help Defeat Ballot Measure Targeting Campaign Donations

Voters rejected Prop. 32, which would have restricted unions from using payroll deductions to fund campaigns.
November 2, 2012

Jobs Report: Public Sector Employment Drops Slightly After Rebound

State and local government employment fell slightly in October after revised estimates indicated the sector rebounded in recent months.
October 31, 2012

Tax-Exempt Properties Rise as Cities Cope with Shrinking Tax Bases

A comprehensive solution to replenish municipal coffers has yet to emerge.
October 25, 2012

Which States, Districts Are Most Gerrymandered?

A new report examines redrawn Congressional districts, highlighting ones with unusual boundaries.
October 19, 2012

Unemployment Rates Fall in Most Battleground States

Jobless rates dropped in most swing states last month. View updated data for all 50 states.
October 18, 2012

Survey: Obama Supports State and Local Governments, Congress Does Not

A Governing survey finds most state and local officials believe the president's policies support their government, but far fewer feel the same way about Congress.
October 16, 2012

New Data Shows Where Americans Bike to Work

Recent census data indicates bicycle commuting has jumped in some cities far more than others. View interactive data maps for more than 400 localities.
October 12, 2012

Analysis Offers Path to Michigan's Economic Prosperity

Data shows how jobs requiring high educational attainment lead to a state's economic prosperity.
October 8, 2012

Revised Jobs Numbers Indicate Upswing in Education Employment

Revised figures in Friday’s jobs report show a noticeable jump in education jobs, with employment levels above last year.
October 4, 2012

Where Do Most Commuters Walk to Work?

Maps shows areas where most people walk to work with new census data.
September 28, 2012

Data Shows Where Workers Relying More on Public Transportation

See which metro areas have the highest share of public transportation commuters, according to new census estimates.
September 20, 2012

Income Gap Widens in 20 States, Census Data Shows

Census Bureau estimates released this morning show income inequality increasing across much of the country. View data for each state with our interactive map.
September 19, 2012

Is Bankruptcy a Viable Tool for Struggling Cities?

Panelists at Governing's Cost of Government summit shared their experiences with Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
September 13, 2012

Household Incomes Decline in 29 States

New data from the Census Bureau shows household incomes dropped in most states last year.
September 13, 2012

North Dakota Leads in Hyper-Local Government

The state, which has the most governments per capita, represents one of the nation's last remaining systems of hyper-local governance.
September 7, 2012

Local Government Employment Declines for 12th Month

Friday's jobs report marks a year of declining local government employment. Some, though, think the end of cuts is near.
August 30, 2012

Which States Have Most Fragmented Local Governments?

New data indicates no significant shift toward consolidation has occurred in recent years.
August 30, 2012

Mapping Baby Boomers Across the U.S.

View interactive maps showing each county's population figures for baby boomers and other age groups.
August 23, 2012

Full-Time Government Jobs Down, Part-Time Employment Up

New data shows many state and local governments cut full-time staff last year while adding part-time workers.
August 17, 2012

Unemployment Rates Rise in 44 States

The July jobs report shows an uptick in unemployment for nearly every state. View current and historical data for each state.
August 15, 2012

Are State Pension Funds Paying Wall Street Too Much?

A report suggests pension funds pay too much in fees for paltry returns. See how much each state pays Wall Street.
August 9, 2012

State Pension Assets Grew in 2011, But Large Gaps Remain

New census data shows how pension systems fared in 2011. View aggregate totals for each state.
August 7, 2012

Survey: State Budgets Stabilize, But Remain Vulnerable

Most states’ fiscal outlook for the rest of the year is stable, according to an NCSL survey. View maps with projections for every state.
August 3, 2012

The Best Days to Commute in Metro Areas

New data shows what day you chose to drive matters. View data showing the best and worst days for 100 metro areas.
August 3, 2012

Jobs Report: Governments Cut 9K Jobs in July

State governments cut 6,000 jobs last month, and localities haven't added total jobs in nearly a year.
August 1, 2012

States and Localities Take Hit in Libor Scandal

Recent allegations of banks manipulating the Libor rate have some governments considering legal action. But which municipalities were affected and how much did they lose?
July 27, 2012

Ranking the Nation’s Worst Friday Afternoon Commutes

Which areas have the worst traffic on Friday afternoons? View data for 100 metro areas.
July 25, 2012

Mapping Municipal Bankruptcies

A total of 27 cities and municipal agencies have sought bankruptcy protection since 2010. View a map with details on each filing.
July 20, 2012

Jobless Rates Rise as Calif., Ohio, North Carolina Add Most Jobs

Some states added jobs, but jobless rates increased for most states last month. View updated data for each state.
July 19, 2012

Some States Lag Behind in Internet Adoption

While Internet adoption has increased, some regions of the country trail others. View charts and data for each state.
July 16, 2012

Transit Accessibility to Jobs for Metro Areas Examined

A Brookings Institution study shows jobs are largely inaccessible to the nation's suburban workforce via transit. View data for 100 metro areas.
July 12, 2012

Government Construction Spending Plummets to Nearly 7-Year Low

While private-sector development has fueled construction industry growth, government spending has dropped to the lowest level since 2006.
July 3, 2012

July Fourth is Most Dangerous Day for Teen Drivers

Data shows more teenage drivers are killed on the holiday than any other day. View state totals for each month.
June 28, 2012

Population Growth Accelerates in Large Cities: Census

New census estimates show population is increasing in large cities faster than the nation as a whole, and the growth appears to be accelerating. View an interactive map with updated figures for the 1,000 largest U.S. cities.
June 22, 2012

How Do Americans Spend Their Time?

See how much time Americans work, relax or engage in other activities in an interactive chart with Labor Department data released Friday.
June 21, 2012

D.C., West Virginia, North Dakota Record Largest Education Spending Increases

New data shows education spending and revenues per pupil for each state.
June 14, 2012

Census Releases New County Housing Unit Estimates

How many housing units have been added in your county? View 2011 estimates released Thursday.
June 14, 2012

Analysis: Cities with More Walkers, Bike Commuters are Less Obese

A GOVERNING data analysis finds metro areas with more walkers or cyclists are strongly correlated with healthier weights. View our detailed data for each community.
June 8, 2012

What Cities Have Longest Public Stairways?

Some cities are home to many stairways, often hidden from public view. We list some of the longest.
June 4, 2012

Public vs. Private Sector Cuts: A State-by-State Breakdown

While most governments have made cuts, some states have added public sector jobs since the start of the recession.
June 1, 2012

Economy Slows as Employers Add Fewest Jobs in a Year

Employers added few jobs, while government employment remained mostly unchanged last month.
May 22, 2012

Which States Have Highest Injury Risk?

New Mexico residents are almost three times more likely to die from injuries than people from New Jersey. Check to see how your state ranks on injury fatality rates.
May 22, 2012

Traffic Firm Ranks Most Congested Corridors

As you head out of town for Memorial Day weekend, take note of where the nation's most congested corridors and cities are, according to a new study.
May 18, 2012

Indiana, Texas, Georgia Add Most Jobs in April

A few states added significant jobs last month. See how your state's employment has changed over the year.
May 17, 2012

Demographic Shift Underway: Majority of Babies are Minorities

Minorities now account for the majority of babies in the U.S. View new estimates of minority children for each state.
May 16, 2012

U.S. Ranks High on Internet Usage, Despite Slow Speeds

The United States may lag behind in Web speeds, but Americans use the Internet far more than those in other countries.
May 14, 2012

Labor Force Participation Declines in States, Inflates Jobless Rate

Many states have experienced large drops in labor force participation since the recession began. View historical data for each state.
May 7, 2012

Mapping Historic City Halls

View an interactive map of more than 600 city halls throughout the country.
May 4, 2012

Local Governments Cuts Accelerate in Jobs Report

Previous employment estimates showed local government cuts subsiding, but new figures tell a different story.
May 1, 2012

Use Tax Revenues: How Much Are States Not Collecting?

Many taxpayers opt not to pay use tax. View reported totals and estimated amounts uncollected for each state.
April 26, 2012

Average Credit Scores Vary Across States

An array of common indicators provide insight into a region's economy. A drop in credit scores can also explain a region's economic situtation.
April 25, 2012

Map: Personal Income Per Capita for U.S. Counties

View new and historical data on personal income per capita for each U.S. county.
April 18, 2012

Public Employee Salary Disclosure Survey

View results of GOVERNING's public employee salary survey.
April 18, 2012

Disclosing Public Employee Pay Troubles Some Officials

A new GOVERNING survey finds some public officials do not think their compensation should be public as governments work to make the information more available.
April 12, 2012

State Tax Collections Rise, But Growth Remains Slow

New figures show state revenues rose in FY2011, but remain below pre-recession levels. View data for your state.
April 11, 2012

Bicycle Commuting Gains Traction In Cities

Many city dwellers are opting to ride their bikes to work. See data for your area on our interactive map.
April 6, 2012

State, Local Government Employment Remains Flat in Jobs Report

The latest jobs report shows state and local government employment remained mostly unchanged in March.
April 5, 2012

2011 Population Estimates Show Gains in South, West

View 2011 population estimates for all counties and metro areas, released today by the Census Bureau.
April 3, 2012

2012 County Health Rankings Highlight Income Gap

While a myriad of factors determine a community’s overall health, a strong correlation exists between median household income and health outcomes, according to Governing’s analysis of data from the 2012 County Health Rankings, conducted by the University of Wisconsin and sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
April 2, 2012

What Was Your Neighborhood Like in 1940?

The National Archives released 1940 census records, lifting the veil on details for Americans living through the Great Depression.
March 30, 2012

Unemployment Rates Fall in 29 States

Unemployment rates declines in 29 states, with workers exiting the labor force driving much of the largest declines.
March 30, 2012

State Broadband Initiatives Accelerate to Bridge Digital Divide

States have recently accelerated efforts to boost Internet connection speeds and expand access to unserved regions of the country.
March 30, 2012

State Broadband Projects and Initiatives

A summary of various initiatives states are pursuing to expand broadband access.
March 26, 2012

Map: California Home to Most Densely Populated Areas

View city population density statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau's updated list of urban areas.
March 23, 2012

Which States Have the Highest Public Corruption Convictions?

See how your state compares to others.
March 16, 2012

Tennessee Legislature Passes Resolution Urging Titans to Sign Peyton Manning

The Tennessee Legislature has passed a resolution pleading the Tennessee Titans to sign quarterback Peyton Manning.
March 15, 2012

Contractors, Quasi-Public Agencies Avoid Scrutiny, New Studies Show

Two new reports indicate contractors and quasi-public agencies often avert public records laws, leaving citizens in the dark.
March 14, 2012

Report: States Make Significant Strides in Transparency

Several states upgraded their transparency efforts last year, while others lag behind. See how each state ranked in a new report.
March 12, 2012

Governing Data Relaunches With New Look

Looking for data? Check out the new and improved Governing Data site.
March 9, 2012

Are Local Government Cuts Nearing An End?

New data shows local public employee cuts have slowed. Does this mean governments are about to rehire?
March 1, 2012

Average Unemployment Rate Fell in Most States in 2011

How did your state's unemployment rate compare to others last year? BLS data shows year-over-year improvements for most states.
February 28, 2012

Breaking Down Governors' 2012 State of the State Addresses

Governors' recent State of the State addresses provide clues to their priorities. We've compiled speeches and word clouds for each speech.
February 16, 2012

Prison Counts Decline As States Enact Reforms

The nation's prison population recently declined for the first time in nearly 40 years. View a map and detailed data for your state.
February 8, 2012

View Seats, Party Control for State Legislatures

Nearly 6,000 state legislators are up for election this year. Visit GOVERNING's Election Center 2012 to view our maps and data with seats and party control for each legislature.
February 3, 2012

Top Economists Doubt Further Jobless Rate Drop

Economists issue their 2012 forecast for the nation's unemployment rate, a key issue in the November elections.
February 1, 2012

OMB Controller Werfel Shares Lessons of Recovery Act

U.S. Controller Danny Werfel discussed key lessons from the Recovery Act to attendees at Governing's Outlook in the States and Localities conference.
January 31, 2012

The Future of Federal Spending

A slew of different players are considering major changes to how federal spending is tracked and all of their efforts will likely impact state and local governments.
January 24, 2012

Alabama, Michigan Report Largest Unemployment Rate Declines

New Labor Department figures show unemployment rates declined in 37 states last month.
January 20, 2012

Mild Winter Means Less Snow Plowing, More Money for Cities

Several of the nation's typically-snowiest cities have largely been spared this winter, resulting in cost savings.
January 19, 2012

View Historical Changes in Local Government Employment

How has local government employment changed? View historical data to see employment for various job functions.
January 18, 2012

Local Libraries Weather Threat of Cuts in Internet Age

Local libraries have fought back against budget cuts and adapted to new technology at a time when more are seeking information online.
January 6, 2012

Local Governments Cut 181K Jobs in 2011

An estimated 280,000 public employee jobs were cut in 2011, with local governments accounting for most of the losses.
January 3, 2012

State, Local Governments Face Language Barriers

Many local governments are accommodating droves of non-English speakers. View language data for each county and state.
December 20, 2011

Unemployment Rates Fall in 43 States

New figures released by the Labor Department show unemployment rates fell in 43 states. View state breakdowns for government payrolls.
December 20, 2011

Police Deaths Climb to 4-Year-High

Law enforcement deaths jumped this year to the highest total since 2007.
December 16, 2011

Proposal Calls for Major Shift in Federal Spending Transparency

A federal board has proposed a centralized system for tracking spending. If implemented, officials say it could reduce state and local governments' reporting burden and improve data access for citizens.
December 12, 2011

Traffic Fatalities Reach Record Low, Pedestrian Deaths Increase

Recently-released National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data shows fatalities declined in 31 states in 2010. View current and historical totals for your state.
December 6, 2011

Texas, N.C., Fla. Gain Most Residents from Other States

New data shows Americans are moving to Texas and other states in the South and western U.S. Use our interactive tool to see where residents in your state are moving.
December 2, 2011

Layoffs Continue as Jobless Rate Drops

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in November, the lowest in two-and-a-half years. Governments, though, lost another 20,000 jobs for the month.
December 1, 2011

Report: States Utilize Education Data, But Further Improvement Needed

A new report finds many states have made progress in compiling student data, but further improvements are needed for educators to fully utilize education data systems.
November 30, 2011

Data: Measuring the 'Clean Economy'

How many "clean" jobs are in your area? View detailed numbers compiled by the Brookings Institution and Battelle Technology Partnership.
November 22, 2011

Unemployment Rates Fall in 36 States

New figures showed 36 states recorded monthly unemployment rate declines in October, but numbers for most states remained relatively unchanged.
November 21, 2011

Data Shows States' Education Spending Jumped Before Recent Cuts

Education spending per pupil increased about 15 percent between fiscal years 2006 and 2009, but has since dropped. View state-by-state breakdowns of financial figures.
November 18, 2011

Rust Belt, Deep South Have Most Homegrown Residents

New census data shows areas of the country with highest concentrations of native residents. View detailed data for your community.
November 15, 2011

More Americans Staying Put as Mobility Reaches Record Low

New data indicates more Americans are putting plans to move on hold. View mobility data for each state to see how your state compares.
November 8, 2011

Calif. Transparency Site's Closing Highlights Demand for Centralized Accountability

As states continue to post more public information online, government transparency advocates say centralized sites are crucial to help citizens find what they're looking for.
November 4, 2011

State Governments Shred 20,000 Jobs in October

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released new employment figures for October, showing governments continued to cut payrolls. State governments reported the most significant decline, losing 20,000 jobs for the month.
November 1, 2011

Census: State, Local Government Revenue Dropped 22% in 2009

Data released Monday shows revenues for U.S. state and local governments fell more than 22 percent in fiscal year 2009. View a breakdown of financial figures for each state.
October 31, 2011

Health Data Shows Massachusetts Most Insured State, Texas Ranks Last

New data provides estimates for health insurance coverage for all states, counties in U.S.
October 27, 2011

New levee database lists inspection ratings, other details

The National Levee Database, unveiled to the public on Thursday, includes detailed information on more than 14,000 miles of federal levees.
October 21, 2011

Monthly Unemployment Rates Drop in Half of States

New figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 25 states reported slight declines in unemployment. View and compare figures for each state with our data tool.
October 20, 2011

Educators Question Why Fla. Gov. Scott Compiles, Publicizes Higher Ed. Data

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott has posted university faculty salaries online, and is now compiling additional data. Some public educators, though, question his motives as the state considers reforms to higher education.
October 17, 2011

More Than 300 Transit Projects Receive Federal Funds

More than 300 federal grants were awarded for transportation projects. View a complete list with projects in your state.
October 13, 2011

How Did Public Employee Retirement Systems Fare During the Market Decline?

U.S. state and local public employee retirement systems lost $726 billion in fiscal year 2009, according to new data. View figures for each state to see how they compare.
October 12, 2011

Census Bureau Releases List of Jurisdictions to Offer Voter Language Assistance

The U.S. Census Bureau has released a new list of jurisdictions required to offer language assistance as mandated by the Voting Rights Act. Check and see if your area is covered.
October 7, 2011

Local Government Employment Drops in September

Local governments lost more jobs in September than any other industry, according to figures released today from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
October 5, 2011

Report: Agencies Facing More Challenges for FOIA Information

A new report finds an increase in court challenges to agencies withholding information specified in Freedom of Information Act requests.
September 30, 2011

Compare Public Employee Figures for Your State

New census estimates detail each state's public workforce. Use our data tool to view figures for your state and see how they compare to the private sector.
September 29, 2011

Census: Government's Share of Workforce Varies Greatly Among States

New census data shows concentrations of public employees throughout the country. Public employee figures vary greatly in different areas, accounting for up to a quarter of the workforce in some states.
September 27, 2011

Top Investors in Teaching: 2000-2008

A recent study identified the top 30 foundations contributing to teaching from 2000 to 2008.
September 27, 2011

Unemployment Rates Remain Unchanged: State Rankings

Unemployment rates have continued to remain steady for the past several months. Use our new data tool to track unemployment for your state.
September 23, 2011

Nebraska Gains Most Median Income Growth in 2010

According to recently released 2010 U.S. Census data, Nebraska had the highest median income growth out of all 50 states between 2009 and 2010.
May 3, 2011

Program Evaluation Emphasized at N.C. Leadership Forum

State officials shared insights on effective program evaluation at Governing's North Carolina leadership forum.