TABLE of CONTENTS August 2010Cover Story
BY John Buntin
How America's reddest state -- and most notorious prison -- became a model of corrections reform.
New Jersey's new governor has a take-no-prisoners style, but there are signs he is learning the art of the deal.
An invigorated FEMA is on the comeback trail. Do the federal agency's local partners see any progress?
Politics + Policy
The strange history of states that never were, and their arbitrary borders.
Some state officials insist financially helping the Twin River Casino would be a smart move.
Federal, state and local governments can't seem to agree whether to legalize cannabis.
Can medical trusts be the answer to the shrinking retiree health-care benefit?
The 'Minnesconsin' adventure may not always be easy, but the two states have found that collaboration is cost-effective.
State and local governments use social networks to save time and enhance collaboration.