TABLE of CONTENTS July 2014
BY Tom Arrandale
The more water people save, the more money utilities lose. They're looking far afield for a solution.
Younger workers can bring a new energy to organized labor. But if unions want to attract millennials, they’ll have to change some of their ways.
Until Republicans took control, the state had long been known as an outpost of Southern progressivism. This year’s elections may indicate whether the state’s shift to the hard right is in step with most voters.
Social media is the ultimate government transparency, which is why public officials need to not only get used to it but also get good at it. Here’s how.
That’s what a growing number of cities are asking themselves -- Syracuse being the latest that may tear down its elevated urban expressway.
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A recent court ruling has spurred some states to decide whether college athletes can organize.
Echoing the format of reality TV shows, the city hopes to address not just safety hazards but the mental illnesses that drive people to hoard.
With far too little water in some places and far too much in others, U.S. governments can no longer ignore climate change.
Governors like Mitt Romney have typically lost popularity at home when they made a run for the presidency. Will the current governors being talked about as potential 2016 candidates suffer the same fate?
Some say the federal government will grant states’ requests, while others say it now sees an upside to shifting more states to the federal exchange.
The Environmental Protection Agency used a formula that considers where states are now and where they could be by 2030, leading to wide variation in emissions targets.
A poor economy and all the problems that come with it actually benefit some people, giving powerful players less incentive to improve the status quo for the rest.
Citizen participation in local government is abysmally low, but a national survey shows what types of people are most and least likely people to speak up.
Prudent fiscal stewardship is essential to self-government.
It’s not that governments don’t want to give the public the services they demand, it’s that they increasingly can’t afford to -- even by raising taxes.