The first African-American woman to lead Cook County's State's Attorney's Office talks about how she's making it more transparent and where her confidence comes from.
For the fifth year, a group of mayors at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas, played 'shark' as they judged a handful of civic-minded startups that sought to solve hard city problems.
The fourth annual GovTech 100 list will be released this week.
By the end of her first term, Hawaii state Rep. Lauren Matsumoto was hospitalized for exhaustion from trying to "do it all."
Virginia state Rep. Jennifer Carroll Foy reflects on her first year in office and how she got there.
Faced with the prospect of up to a third of jobs being eliminated by automation in the next decade, governments are taking another look at Universal Basic Income.
St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones reflects on her loss in the mayor's race and what she's been doing since.
A nonprofit helped Athens, Ga., address this often-ignored need and wants to expand its services.
Jackie Biskupski is the first openly gay elected official in Utah. But her sexual orientation isn't what her critics want to talk about.
North Dakota's Doug Burgum is helping to build a presidential library in his state.
Dayton, Ohio's Nan Whaley talks to people about policy where they feel most comfortable.
MIT researchers are trying something new to see if they can explain -- if not repair -- the relationship between the public and the government.
Steve Benjamin represents the interests of U.S. mayors. When it comes to his city, he's interested in the "three I's."
That's the advice of Kristen Cox, who lost her sight in her 20s and became a client of public services. Now, her job is to oversee them.
Mayor Acquanetta Warren credits her father for her big dreams. "You've been to the moon," he used to say. There was some truth to that.
Ohio Rep. Emilia Sykes gets stopped by security trying to enter her place of work. She wants others to share their stories of prejudice.
Mayor Greg Fischer's parents taught him to care for others. He's using their lessons to lead Kentucky's biggest city.
At least she didn't used to. Now, she says, times have changed.