Management & Labor

To Boost Employment, Town Considers Joining Private Sector

In a bid to give more jobs to residents of Akron, Ohio, Mayor Don Plusquellic wants to create a private entity to help the city build $1.4 billion in sewer improvements.

The Dangers of Busting Law-Breaking Businesses

Regulating businesses is necessary, but it can have negative impacts on struggling cities.

Why Some Public Pensions Could Soon Look Much Worse

A Governing analysis shows how a new accounting rule dramatically changes some plans' pension liabilities and will likely force many states to finally face their obligations.

College Cuts Clash With Calls for Better-Educated Workers

At a time when Obama is calling for free community college and governors want better-educated workforces, some states are considering big cuts to higher education.

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