The president left the meeting with congressional leaders after only three minutes, holding an infrastructure bill hostage unless the investigations into him end.
Most states have improved their finances since the last one.• State Tax Revenues Are Higher Than Ever, But Good Times May Not Last
Washington just became the first U.S. state to sanction "human composting," the latest eco-friendly alternative to traditional burial and cremation.
A wave of conservative states passed abortion bans this year, but the national backlash didn't come until Alabama's was signed into law.• As Abortion Bans Spread, Hollywood Debates How to Protest Them
There's a problem with the Trump administration's proposal that Secretary Ben Carson defended before Congress on Tuesday. Local authorities don't want to enforce it.
Infant mortality rates have dropped in expansion states and risen in nonexpansion states.
The Republican governor of Indiana has quietly become one of the most effective and popular state leaders in the country.
We need to reimagine them and invest in them as platforms for health, equity and neighborhood wellbeing.
An innovative apprenticeship program is working to bring some of Los Angeles' neediest residents into the city's workforce.
New studies shed light on how low-income children can beat the odds that are against them in school and beyond.
The short-term effects haven't been as bad as predicted, but local governments are still worried about the long term.
For years, hundreds of cities and counties have been saving money by letting their employees use cheaper drugs from other countries.• Uncertainty Clouds States' Plans to Import Drugs From Canada
What's likely the most comprehensive research of its kind doesn't bode well for tax incentives.
Tim Storey, who will take over as NCSL's executive director, has pledged to maintain the organization's bipartisan approach.
On Monday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the nation's first "public option" health insurance bill. Other states aren't far behind.