TABLE of CONTENTS February 2016Cover Story
BY J.B. Wogan
Veteran homelessness has dropped sharply, thanks to cities’ efforts and new funds from the Obama administration. But most people living on the streets aren’t veterans.
As states and localities have tried to modernize the way they attract and retain public workers, some best practices have emerged.
Chief financial officers used to be concerned with just balancing the books. But today’s CFOs have taken on a higher role.
The explosion of online health-care apps and providers has forced states to face tough questions -- many of which they have yet to find an answer to.
Despite their important-sounding titles, many of the growing number of “chiefs” in government don't have much actual authority.
But particularly in statewide executive office positions, which just 10 black women in nine states have ever held, according to a new report.
In Seattle, a new private library -- the first of its kind in a century -- is based on the throwback idea of having a quiet place to read.
POLITICS + POLICY
Unlike a generation ago, today’s urban renaissance often displaces people and businesses.
Dozens of other countries force their citizens to participate in elections.
Massachusetts launched a website that details not just the effects of climate change but also how people can help.
The sharing economy is challenging the demand for land-use regulations, but they're still necessary.
After years of going down, road-related fatalities went up last year. There's two big reasons for that.
Parks and other shared spaces can strengthen the bonds of citizenship, so why are they so underused?
Mark Zuckerberg has ushered in a new form of philanthropy that has the potential to bring about positive change