TABLE of CONTENTS December 2012Cover Story
BY Ryan Holeywell
Brand marketing promises new attention -- and money -- to cities.
Extreme weather events have intensified the climate change debate and made climatologists’ job more high profile and more controversial than ever before.
States and feds have clashed for a decade over who will fight financial fraud. Could new rules force a truce?
Faced with the decision to expand Medicaid or not in the wake of the federal health law ruling, states can be divided into three categories.
Drones could revolutionize police work. But privacy and security concerns could keep them grounded.
The state is finalizing a four-year construction project for one of the world's oldest schools for deaf and blind students.
POLITICS + POLICY
With fewer state lawmakers representing rural districts, issues important to rural areas may go unheard.
Governing interviewed Time correspondent Michael Grunwald, who argues in his new book that the stimulus has had more influence on domestic policy than any other piece of legislation in decades.
A 115-year-old editorial on the existence of Santa Claus sheds light on the future of civics in America.
Reforms are largely the result of a final subway crash in Washington, D.C.
Two public buildings competed to see which type of roof would reduce their electric bill the most. The result may surprise you.
The South Korean capital shows what happens when transit is reorganized to serve the people.
In 2006, Milwaukee had one of the nation’s highest teen birth rates. With more than two years to go on an ambitious goal to curb teen pregnancies, the city has already cut its rate by more than a third.
Giving preference to women- or minority-owned businesses is a widely acceptable social policy that can run into management problems.
The police department has created 51 hyper-local accounts to keep residents informed about crime and police response.
Public universities that keep tuition rates down are being rewarded with extra state aid.