State legislatures introduced more than 560 LGBTQ rights bills in 2020. An analysis by the Human Rights Campaign finds barriers remain to equal access to housing, employment and health care for the LGBTQ community.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | January 27, 2021
States and localities tried for years to figure out ways to tax online sales, without success. The Supreme Court gave them a green light in 2018, which has proven key to surviving the pandemic financially.
By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer | January 22, 2021
A new book by a founding member of Boston’s Urban Mechanics calls for changing how government addresses its problems and provides an operating manual for generating new ideas and putting them into practice.
By Dustin Haisler, Futures and Innovation Editor | January 22, 2021
It can take decades for slowly changing circumstances to alter the understanding of a region's strengths or weaknesses. That can have an impact on everything from revitalization to political discourse.
By Pete Saunders, Urban Affairs Columnist | January 21, 2021
The attacks on the U.S. Capitol building early this month are an important reminder of why great Americans, from Thomas Jefferson to Daniel Patrick Moynihan, see architecture as a crucial component of our system of government.
By Alex Marshall, Urban Affairs/Infrastructure Columnist | January 21, 2021