As many of them fall into disrepair, some are adapting to cities' changing needs.
After two straight years of beating expectations, pension investment earnings have slightly dipped thanks in part to fears of a trade war.
When a community is in fiscal trouble, nonprofits are often a big help. But some places have far fewer of them.
The debate is playing out around the country but has been most controversial in Texas.
A booming population and new campaign finance options have brought out a record number of candidates.
Privatization and years of inadequate resources have left the incarcerated population with abysmal medical care.
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It was a big improvement for permitting and other forms of service delivery, but it's already outdated. The new goal should be no-stop government.
We rely too much on incarceration. The pillars of the system should be healing, restoration and renewal.
They need to correct the long history of discrimination baked into the system.
Ratings agencies want more information about each state and local government's vulnerability to extreme weather. Moody's isn't waiting for them to give it up.
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has been the frontrunner all year, but in Tuesday's primary, he fell just short of the majority needed to avoid a runoff.
Eight years of state government atrophy may be coming to an end in Kansas. But it will take a long time, and quite a bit of pain.
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One conversation with Dr. Michael Crow might ease your fears.
A proposal before Congress would expand a provision that gives small governments and districts access to cheaper financing.