In 40 years, Youngstown has lost more than half its population. Those people aren't coming back. But shrinking doesn't have to mean dying.
The feds thought the states were gaming welfare reform. Now states have to deal with a new round of rules.
No issue is beyond his realm of interest.
Luring businesses by improving quality of life.
Helping all of Philadelphia connect to the Web.
On a mission to end chronic homelessness.
A shared-sacrifice approach to expanding health coverage.
But willing to loan out her management skills.
Helping cities thrive, not just survive.
Restoring public confidence in the wake of a scandal.
Reassuring and rebuilding Mississippi after Katrina.
Resolution is a valuable commodity in a public official. Rigidity rarely is. Year after year, the men and women honored by Governing magazine are those who can change and adapt--to new issues and circumstances or to the need to take on a whole menu of difficult challenges simultaneously.
Building nuclear power plants has been unthinkable in this country for a quarter-century. It's getting thinkable again.
Car insurance rates in the state can no longer be based first and foremost on the driver's address.
Fair- and foul-weather cities alike are gearing up to make it safer and easier for commuters to bicycle to work.
Offshore oil drilling sounds like a bonanza to some state interests-- and a nightmare to others.
No-smoking ordinances have proved surprisingly resistant to challenge.
The Business of Government
This summer, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles approved its first online Advanced Driver Improvement course. It's a 12-hour class required for Florida drivers who have temporarily lost their driving privileges because of excessive points, habitual traffic offenses or court order.
Policy makers are demanding unified databases, but mixing and matching data are more difficult than they think.
As biologic drugs enter the mainstream, they could break the Medicaid bank--and the health care system.
Rising property values fomented tax reform in South Carolina, but restrictions in the new law may haunt the state.