Daniel Lippman is a GOVERNING contributor.
May 31, 2012

How Philly’s Streets Commissioner Saves the Green

Carlton Williams has made Philadelphia’s streets cleaner while reducing the frequency of collection and the cost of garbage pickup. How did he do it?
April 30, 2012

Alex Morse: 23-Year-Old Mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts Tackles Job Creation

Alex Morse, a recent college graduate, is in charge of a town with one of the nation’s worst unemployment rates. But he has plans to change that.
March 30, 2012

The 5 Biggest U.S. Infrastructure Projects, Plus 5 at Risk

From Washington, D.C., to California, read about the five biggest projects in the country right now -- and the five biggest ones in jeopardy.
March 23, 2012

Mayors Urge House to Pass Senate's Transportation Bill

Local leaders join the growing chorus of advocates pushing for immediate passage of a transit and highway bill.
February 8, 2012

Will Air Quality Rules Put Power Reliability At Risk?

Do new air quality rules announced by the EPA raise the risk that some electrical utilities could have reliability issues in keeping the lights on? That was a chief question debated by attendees at a utilities forum in Washington, D.C. Tuesday.
February 1, 2012

Panel Says Smart Grid Development Critical to Energy Future

Three energy experts on a panel at Governing's Outlook in the States and Localities conference said Tuesday that building a "smart grid" is key to ensuring a better utility system and brighter future for the U.S.