TABLE of CONTENTS February 2017
BY Alan Greenblatt
The president's war on progressive policies presents a dilemma for almost every big-city mayor in America. But attacking urban areas also carries big risks for the president.
In much of the country, states are offering localities less financial help than they were before the recession. That won't change anytime soon.
As dozens of cities try to emulate Sweden's success, they're learning what works and what doesn't.
The states and cities expanding early education have wrestled with the question of what qualifies as "universal."
Democrats are preparing to fight the new administration's policies like Trump's pick to lead the EPA fought Obama's: with lawsuit after lawsuit. But can Democratic AGs make a difference with their diminished numbers?
It’s become a rare, bipartisan issue. But if the president's campaign rhetoric is any indication, the window of opportunity for change may have closed.
Almost every time localities attempt to regulate the oil industry, courts or legislatures stop them.
Several state legislators recently resigned, saying they want to spend more time with their families -- and they seem to mean it.
POLITICS + POLICY
For centuries, commerce and fresh air went together. They’re starting to again.
Republicans in one state are already gearing up for an NFL star to run for governor.
Visual illustrations can give meaning to overwhelming emissions numbers.
If transit systems want to attract more riders, they need to find ways to speed up the journey to work. See how the times compare in your metro area.
Staff and budget shortages are mostly to blame.
Success in public life is often defined by winning elections instead of making positive change.
They may not show up in the bottom line.
New Mexico has a unique program that combines behavioral economics and predictive analytics.