According to the most comprehensive report of its kind, states spend more than $9 billion a year incarcerating people who violate community supervision terms that even corrections officials admit are difficult to comply with.
Still, a few states may miss the July deadline, leading to a government shutdown in some.
The ruling, which united an unusual coalition of justices, could boost Democrats' chances in November.
Immigrants make up a quarter of the long-term care workforce, which struggles with high turnover. Without them, shortages could worsen and make it harder for people to age at home.
A new study examines whether cities respond to complaints as quickly in poor neighborhoods as they do in rich ones.
The West Virginia Senate passed a bill that would not only punish teachers for protesting but also includes a charter school provision they recently fought to defeat. The House could vote on it as early as Monday.
"There is something to upset everyone in the IRS rule."
Transportation and land-use agencies often don't work with the same data as economic development offices. A new tool aims to bridge that gap.
In expanding its program that lets residents vote on public spending, New York City is enlivening democracy and engaging the electorate.
Whether it's violence like the Virginia Beach shooting at a municipal building, or danger due to the nature of the job, government workers lack health and safety protections in nearly half the states.
The governors of Kentucky, New Jersey and West Virginia face different controversies, but they're all wealthy businessmen who had never before held elected office.
Gov. Gavin Newsom struck a deal with lawmakers over the weekend.
We know how. We are the how.
Funerals have become a luxury that many Americans can’t afford. Cities and counties are paying the price.• Human Composting, Liquid Cremation: States Search for Greener Funeral Options
Lawmakers say they want to clear up confusion over plant-based meat substitutes.
In the post-recession era, some struggling governments are choosing not to pay bondholders -- and judges are allowing their refusal.