As they start to roll in, some say the tobacco settlement offers a cautionary tale.
What's likely the most comprehensive research of its kind doesn't bode well for tax incentives.
In Colorado, Republicans are trying to oust a dozen Democratic state legislators. It's the latest example of a political party using once-rare recalls as a way to gain control.
Less than half of the states where the drug treatment is legal protect patients from employment discrimination. Courts have generally sided with employers -- until recently.
The Trump administration is pulling some federal funding from California. But that project and others like it are quickly moving forward.
On Monday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the nation's first "public option" health insurance bill. Other states aren't far behind.
Tim Storey, who will take over as NCSL's executive director, has pledged to maintain the organization's bipartisan approach.
As the idea of "free college" gains popularity, Virginia and Iowa are instead focused on career and technical education.
Building anything anywhere is a short-sighted approach to fixing the affordability crisis.
Councilmembers in Chicago and Philadelphia, which give them unusual amounts of authority, are facing criminal charges.
The city is the latest government to be targeted by hackers and forced to decide whether to pay to restore vital public services.
Initiative 300, a first-of-its-kind ballot measure that even divided advocates for the homeless, failed on Tuesday by an overwhelming margin.
A growing body of evidence shows that "alternative investments" may be lowering returns and costing state and local governments more.
See which states, metro areas and counties have the most.
Federal tax reform and the economy are boosting state coffers -- for now.