TABLE of CONTENTS September 2011Cover Story
BY John Buntin
States are testing several strategies in an effort to reduce Medicaid costs. Experts assess those approaches.
Not understanding what doctors say is costly for patients' health and for health care itself.
The successful landing of NASA’s rover Curiosity on the surface of Mars is a reminder that America’s space exploration program is in a state of transition.
After decades of fighting, forestry stakeholders have a reconciliation of sorts.
POLITICS + POLICY
State union leaders blamed a conservative organization for intentionally spreading misinformation about a labor agreement -- one that was voted down by workers.
The design for the 34th president’s monument is too trendy and cold, critics say.
Michigan municipalities want to clear up the confusion over the two mortgage giants’ status. Are they government agencies or private companies?
With stimulus funding gone, a misinformed citizenry is unprepared for the funding cuts on the horizon.
Overhauling how the health-care industry uses technology is already a difficult job. Meeting the new requirements under the health reform act is an even greater challenge for states.
Unlike most shelters, this one offers a place for people with mental illness and substance use problems to avoid jail and better their situations.
Governments must interact using both traditional websites and social media.
The fiscal situation will likely make huge capital projects like the space shuttle program and Boston’s Big Dig a thing of the past.