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With Recount Over, Atlanta's Next Mayor Faces a Changing City

The recount on Thursday confirmed Keisha Lance Bottoms' lead, likely keeping the city's decades-long tradition of black mayors alive. But shifting demographics will change how people lead it.


State Spending Grows at Lowest Pace Since Great Recession

Amid uncertainty about federal tax reform, states are exercising caution with their fiscal 2018 budgets.


For or Against Trump? The Question Candidates for Governor Can't Escape

The president has emerged as a central issue in races all over the country, underscoring a shift toward partisanship that has intensified since his election.


Net Neutrality Repeal Could Be Bad News for Cities, Mayors Warn

They say their economies could suffer if the FCC repeals net neutrality regulations.


Foreshadowing Food Stamp Changes, Feds Seek States' Advice

The Trump administration has begun the process of tightening welfare programs. Many conservative states have been waiting for a moment like this for years.