TABLE of CONTENTS June 2013
BY Dylan Scott
Facing higher prices and limited access to e-books from the major publishers, one man has inspired a national movement to promote smaller, digitally based presses and self-published authors.
For the first time ever, a majority of the island's voters favor statehood. But while many think it's the answer to the territory's economic woes, others disagree.
Denver’s newest development will promote healthy living, mass transit and energy efficiency. It also happens to be public housing.
Somebody forgot to tell Mississippi’s attorney general that his party doesn’t win in the Deep South anymore.
The Florida governor came into office with no political experience and promising to overturn Obamacare. But his switch to support Medicaid expansion suggests he’s learning on the job.
Schwinn bikes first appeared on streets in the 19th century and were built in such a unique way that decades-old Schwinns can still be seen in Chicago and other bike-friendly cities.
POLITICS + POLICY
Three lieutenant governors -- in Florida, Massachusetts and Nebraska -- have resigned in the last four months.
In creating regulations for its now-legal pot industry, Colorado referred to the rules already in place for its medical marijuana system – so much so that it can be hard to distinguish between the two.
As New York City rolls out its bike-share program, Hoboken, N.J., is debuting its own that could offer a new way cities -- both large and small -- can encourage bicycling.
San Francisco was the first city to create college savings accounts for every kindergartener in public school. Now other jurisdictions are contemplating a similar program.
Quite often, fighting breaks out within the parties -- not just between them.
The problems associated with climate change can’t improve without collaboration between federal, state and local governments.
According to recent studies, hospice care saves states millions of dollars every year -- yet some states are cutting the service from their Medicaid benefits.
Massachusetts was the first state to offer so-called green bonds to fund environmentally friendly projects. The only thing new about the bonds, though, is the word ‘green’ -- a small addition that may be making the state big bucks.
A new building in Virginia symbolizes a radical shift in economic development.
A recent report by the Government Accountability Office finds a widening gap between projected revenues and expenses for years to come. Rising health and pension costs and less federal funding are just a few of the reasons.
Although not every city and state is eager to form inspector general offices -- New York City leaders, for example, are currently debating the benefits of one for the police department -- the trend toward more of them has been steady.
In these cities, as in many more across the country, elected council members have confused governing with administering.