TABLE of CONTENTS June 2007Cover Story
BY Melissa Maynard
After a period of eclipse, anti-secrecy and open-government laws are making a comeback.
If there's a way to tame long-term-care costs, a program that puts patients in control may be it.
Move over corn. States are plowing millions into switchgrass and other sources for alternative fuels.
When the subject of illegal immigration comes up, the states you think about first are Texas and California. Maybe Arizona. But, as of July 1, it...
You can find practically anything you need along Indian School and Thomas roads in Phoenix - at the tortillerias, the pharmacies, the supermarkets, the auto...
For one year ending this spring, hundreds of motorists around Portland, Oregon, got used to watching their cars' odometers very closely. They had good reason...
If you own stock in a company, you might want it to move to North Dakota.
This morning, I saw a map showing the spread of the mumps in Iowa (815 people and counting) and beyond. So far, 350 additional cases have been ...
Father Linder has built a small empire that offers services government has been unable to provide.
The Business of Government
In 2003, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius Eliminated The State's Motor Vehicle Pool. Cars Were Sold Off. Agencies Were Directed To Rent The Vehicles They Need. Sibelius Predicted Major Savings.
Some states and localities are taking steps to get constituents to do what they ought to do anyway.
Cities are turning to "mystery shoppers" to evaluate how well they deliver services.
Where does local garbage go? The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in April that cities and counties can mandate that trash, haulers bring the waste they collect to publicly owned landfills.