Amber Tong  |  Intern

Amber Tong is a Governing editorial intern. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

September 22, 2016

Will Scaling Back Solar Incentives Hurt Adoption?

Vermont, one of the nation’s most solar-friendly states, is about to find out.
July 29, 2016

What Exactly Is a Sanctuary City?

Clinton and Trump clash on them. Congress and some states have been trying to defund them. But no one can seem to agree on what it means to actually be a sanctuary city.
July 27, 2016

How to Build a Successful Summer Jobs Program

If done right, employing kids can improve their academic performance as well as reduce violence, incarceration and mortality rates.
July 13, 2016

5 Takeaways From a Report on Income Mobility

New data reveals long-term trends about the under-reported topic.
June 30, 2016

Prohibition's Fading Legacy

In recent years, some states have loosened decades-old restrictions on the sale of alcohol. Who that helps, however, is up for debate.
June 16, 2016

Need Help Getting More Bang for Taxpayers' Buck?

Many government policies have no evidence of success before or after they're implemented. A new competition seeks to change that.