TABLE of CONTENTS November 2016
BY J.B. Wogan
Even though most polls are working with decades-old machines that lose or miscount votes, states and the federal government are largely ignoring the problem.
Municipalities spend more than a billion dollars a year on settlements and claims from citizens. Some are trying hard to rein in those costs.
The Dallas police chief was hailed as a national leader, yet his own cops wanted him to quit.
Washington, D.C.’s Metro has many daunting problems, partially because of the unique way it’s funded and managed. Its new management team is tasked with fixing all of them.
New rules are forcing states and localities to calculate how much revenue they’re losing to business deals -- and whether they pay off. It’s something Washington state has been doing for a decade.
The federal government is closing them, but that doesn’t mean states will.
It’s part of a new philanthropic approach to improving neighborhoods.
The site of a long-gone but still-criticized public housing complex in St. Louis is being redeveloped. Will history repeat itself?
POLITICS + POLICY
They vow to rev up the local economy all the time, exposing their misunderstanding of cities and political office.
It’s nearly impossible for incumbents to lose a primary. So when they do get the boot, what happened?
Americans want to live more sustainable lives. Can governments keep up?
They still share a border, but the cities along it differ in nearly every way possible.
Chapter 9 bankruptcies and debt defaults have driven a surge in monitoring -- and the localities seem to appreciate it.
John Hickenlooper hopes to recruit high-level talent for the next generation of public officials.
Some economists say the country goes through two-decade-long seasons, each requiring its own kind of leader.
The city is installing sensors that could reveal a lot about the best way for governments to use smart technology.
Both candidates have vowed to reform the tax code. But neither has said how their plans would impact states and localities.
Yuba County, Calif., is just the latest government to join the craze.