Hawaii recently passed a law allowing police to ticket pedestrians for starting to cross a street when the countdown starts. Other states let the walkers decide if they can make it.
Cautiously and slowly, governments are taking more risks and modernizing the way they purchase goods and services.
Lawmakers increased wages and benefits for teachers, first responders and other public employees in nearly 20 states this legislative season.
In just three years, more than a dozen states have passed resolutions declaring pornography a public health crisis. The research is more complicated.
New research released this week shows that even pension plans with big unfunded liabilities are likely to survive in the long term.
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Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and a local government coalition allege that a new IRS rule unlawfully puts an end to their tax reform workarounds.
When revenues can't cover essential services, public officials would do well to engage residents in a dialogue about what's important to them.
Identifying them and their needs is the first step to serving them better and reducing wasted effort.
The state is drawing inspiration from the gambling industry to get cannabis businesses access to banks.
Lawmakers failed to override the Republican governor's decision to cut 40 percent of the university system's state funding.
Supporters of the initiatives will have to wait at least two years before they go before voters.
We know how. We are the how.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson spearheaded the streamlining.
The policy was intended to discourage government dependence. It didn’t seem to work.
Washington state is going further than any other to cover aging Americans' medical bills.