America's Demographic Destiny Can't Be Ignored
The birth rate is at an all-time low. That’s going to have a major impact on public services.
Peter Harkness, founder and publisher emeritus of GOVERNING, now serves as a co-writer of the Potomac Chronicle column. He launched GOVERNING in 1987 after serving as editor and deputy publisher of the Congressional Quarterly news service. Peter currently also is a senior policy adviser to the Pew Center on the States.
Another recession is in the forecast. This time, states seem ready to weather it.
The system is broken. But the midterms laid the foundation for reforming it.
Federal policy, and other factors, are disrupting efforts to improve transit and forcing urban planners to make tough choices.
When it comes to dirty lakes and rivers, governments have learned how to cooperate.
One of them, Paul Posner, who recently died, spent decades advocating for a stronger relationship between federal, state and local governments.
In his new book, David Osborne argues the best way to fix the education system is to increase charter schools and create a survival-of-the-fittest system.
U.S. politics isn't all poisonous. You just have to leave Washington to realize that.