Read about the 8 public officials of the year, cohousing for seniors, the country's shift from being an energy consumer to producer, what cities are doing about the rise in tax-exempt properties, and more.
Read about how federal issues play into state elections, the push to give terminally ill patients more control over their final days, Milwaukee's controversial 911 overhaul, governing in 2037 and more.
Read about ports' prep for the new Panama Canal, how D.C.'s police chief is changing crime fighting, legislating social media, a plan to fix America, successful job-training programs, publicizing public salaries and more.
Read about the African-Americans' return to the south, higher education's tipping point, whether universal health care can work without a mandate, Walmart's urban debut, the next big idea in urban planning and more.
Read about the re-education of "Dr. No," Michigan municipalities' unwelcome savior, the corporate candidate, why some cities are cutting ties with utilities, a public housing program's legacy, and more.
Read about the nation's progress on ending homelessness, the biggest infrastructure projects, state broadband initiatives, how the hourly timesheet is being replaced, the future of U.S. cities and more.
Read about Portland's transit struggle, Kansas' controversial immigration crusade, the private deals that cash-strapped cities are striking, teachers' skepticism toward education data, New Orleans' Latino boom and more.
Read about the stimulus' impact on transparency, how Toyota's management style saved health care, how game theory is reinventing crime fighting, the battle between preservation and progress, streetcars' comeback, El Paso's water conservation efforts and more.
Read about the future of green jobs in red states, a conservative group's return to power, a new risk-free way to finance social programs, the million-dollar question in Houston, cybercrime in small-town America and more.
Read about how private-sector cash is reshaping education, why the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs matters, Georgia's new home for mental health patients, the risk of privatizing roads, the latest trend in urban parks and more.
In this Mercer Report, you’ll learn how different organizations plan to tackle the new requirements of ACA and discover where most employer concerns are focused, who expects to be hardest hit, and how different health plans and Medicaid may impact overall costs.