TABLE of CONTENTS July 2016
BY Alan Greenblatt
Donald Trump and this year’s bizarre presidential race will affect elections all over the country. What’s not clear is how.
The city’s young treasurer has turned a moribund office into a hive of activity, fueling speculation that he has higher aspirations.
In the midst of its biggest fiscal disaster in decades, the state is a good place to watch the evolving roles of freshman lawmakers and veteran lobbyists.
The state is working toward becoming the first to get 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources. Getting there won’t be easy.
The worrisome state of rural health care has led many to wonder.
Whether Wisconsin's approach makes hiring for government jobs more efficient -- or simply politicizes it -- will influence if and how other states revisit their civil service systems.
Most states are low on cash, but they’re still willing to spend to attract top-shelf companies like Tesla.
Of all American towns, Baltimore gives its mayors some of the most control. Some hate that, yet attempts to change it have failed.
POLITICS + POLICY
Cities love to boast that they're special. It's not always true, but it can be a useful myth.
In recent years, more rural voters have flocked to the GOP -- a trend that will likely impact this year's governors races.
The nation's driest city wants to market its water-saving efforts to the rest of the world.
Cities, counties and states put a lot of effort -- and money -- into lobbying other levels of government.
In his two books, Norm Stamper offers recommendations for change.
Not that sharing economy though -- the other one.