TABLE of CONTENTS June 2016
BY Daniel C. Vock
States haven’t been the willing political partners President Obama once hoped they would be. He’s found some ways to work around that.
The real power lies with the state’s increasingly conservative legislature, which may be hurting Gov. Pat McCrory’s chances of re-election in November.
Sharing economy companies like Uber and Lyft claim that the people who work for them are “independent contractors,” thus ineligible for most employee benefits. That argument may prove difficult to sustain.
Slow to build and expensive to operate, streetcars could be the most maligned mode of transportation in America. Still, cities keep building them.
At Denver’s innovative Peak Academy management program, there’s a big focus on celebrating small-scale wins.
After watching tax-slashing states struggle financially, some governors and legislators have stopped calling for cuts. But that doesn’t mean they won’t start again.
Taking a stance can not only benefit a cause but also a company.
Despite $1 billion worth of investment, San Diego’s school buildings are still in disrepair.
POLITICS + POLICY
There are lots of ideas out there. None of them are working very well.
Some say political parties are missing opportunities to boost their numbers. But others argue quality is more important than quantity.
A new tool could help cities test whether (and how much) specific energy policies can slow global warming.
More and more employers are demanding college degrees -- but not all are created equal.
Governments’ increasing reliance on special funds can put them in financial and legal trouble.
Running a city is mostly about building community -- and that's never easy.
"Blended" models have the potential to bridge some big gaps in infrastructure finance.
The titleholder has been replaced -- by itself.