TABLE of CONTENTS June 2010Cover Story
BY Zach Patton
States spend billions on incentives to lure film productions away from Hollywood. Some say it's gone too far.
The new Build America Bonds are having an outsized impact on the way states and localities raise money to build and fix infrastructure.
With a Democrat in the White House, conservative state attorneys general are mobilizing against federal power.
High-profile problems and emerging technologies are changing attitudes about the would-be savior of enterprise IT.
Five years ago, New York state was burned by revelations of pervasive Medicaid fraud. Now the state is showing other states how scams can be stopped.
POLITICS + POLICY
Livonia, Mich., had the highest census participation rate not because of what it did – but because of what it is.
Arizona's new immigration law seems potent right now, but will it fizzle like Georgia's?
Health-care politics continues to grab headlines, but what's important lies elsewhere.
Improving efficiencies can help, but cutbacks at state medical schools don't.
More governments are turning to technology to help them budget and manage for results.
Texas focuses on cross-agency operations and innovation opportunities – and saves money.