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In the Arena

From Wall Street to City Hall: The Woman Who Shocked Philadelphia Politics

Rebecca Rhynhart ousted a three-term incumbent to become the city’s first female controller.

In the Arena

The Future Is Here, and It's Not Scary

One conversation with Dr. Michael Crow might ease your fears.

In the Arena

The Comeback Queen of State Politics

Toi Hutchinson lost her first election. Then she thought bigger.

In the Arena

The Mayors Changing Local Government's Status Quo

They're bringing new perspectives and ideas.

In the Arena

Chris Castro Wants You to Rethink Government and the Environment

His approach to sustainability is bolder than most.

In the Arena

Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx Is Unapologetic

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.

Go Public

SXSW 2019: Hear Gov Tech Startup Founders Pitch the Mayors

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.

Go Public

The Tech Companies Helping Government Meet Its Mission

The fourth annual GovTech 100 list will be released this week.

The 23%

A Cautionary Tale for the Newly Elected

By the end of her first term, Hawaii state Rep. Lauren Matsumoto was hospitalized for exhaustion from trying to "do it all."

The 23%

Year of the Woman? Not So Fast.

An expert on women in politics dissects the 2018 midterms.

The 23%

Pregnant, With Twins, on the Campaign Trail

Virginia state Rep. Jennifer Carroll Foy reflects on her first year in office and how she got there.

Go Public

Can Free Money Make Up for Widescale Job Loss?

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.

The 23%

'This Was a Concerted Effort to, Dare I Say, Keep a Black Woman Down'

St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones reflects on her loss in the mayor's race and what she's been doing since.

Go Public

Homeless Donations Are Missing Something: Tampons

A nonprofit helped Athens, Ga., address this often-ignored need and wants to expand its services.

The 23%

'You Should Be at Home With Your Son'

Jackie Biskupski is the first openly gay elected official in Utah. But her sexual orientation isn't what her critics want to talk about.

In the Arena

Teddy Roosevelt Inspired Him. Now This Governor Wants to Honor Him.

North Dakota's Doug Burgum is helping to build a presidential library in his state.

In the Arena

Town Halls? This Mayor Does Porch Tours

Dayton, Ohio's Nan Whaley talks to people about policy where they feel most comfortable.

Go Public

An Experiment in Civic Engagement

MIT researchers are trying something new to see if they can explain -- if not repair -- the relationship between the public and the government.

In the Arena

The Man Showing the Country What Makes Cities Work

Steve Benjamin represents the interests of U.S. mayors. When it comes to his city, he's interested in the "three I's."

In the Arena

Embrace Your Limitations -- in Life and Public Policy

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.

 
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