TABLE of CONTENTS October 2016
BY Alan Greenblatt
Several governors are using nonprofits to get themselves elected and promote their agendas once in office -- without ever having to disclose where the money came from.
Judges are starting to strike down the laws, calling them racist. But their survival depends on the outcome of the November election.
These are some of the nation’s most surprising, unique and out-of-the-way spots where people cast their ballots.
A new approach asks recipients to look past short-term work and instead focus on making choices that will improve the rest of their lives.
As states consider following Tennessee’s footsteps, they’ll be closely watching its experience.
Rarely do politicians quarrel as openly as Kentucky’s governor and attorney general. Family ties may have something to do with it.
Voters generally agreed to raise the age limits -- but not do away with them altogether.
In just over a decade, officials want to cover a quarter of the city in shade.
It was once practically impossible to get a building inspected in the city. Now it’s easier than ever.
POLITICS + POLICY
The stadiums that cities invest in often end up losing money. There’s another, more profitable option: music festivals.
As the first governor on the job in almost half a century, either one of them will present new opportunities for the White House.
Advocates around the country are weighing in on ballot measures that would drastically change South Dakota's elections, weaken the state’s Republican Party and send a message all over.
One of the goals of President Obama's signature health reform is to focus more on population health, but the programs are off to a slow start.
But there's a major difference between today’s efforts and the tobacco lawsuits of the 1990s.
The laws are meant to make it easier for ex-felons to get hired. But they're having the opposite impact on some people who don't even have a criminal history.
If the District of Columbia’s transit system was a public-private partnership, some say it wouldn't be falling apart right now.
The White House just released a report on the future of artificial intelligence. Some governments are already using A.I., but it could have a far wider impact.