Introducing the 2014 Public Officials of the Year
We’re honoring these nine outstanding individuals for their continued commitment to public service, their remarkable leadership and their innovation.
The policy is already law in some states and cities, and has become a talking point for Democratic leaders and presidential candidates. But while it has helped lift some Americans out of poverty, it has cost others their jobs.
Only one has a cabinet-level official dedicated to the issue.
When a community is in fiscal trouble, nonprofits are often a big help. But some places have far fewer of them.
Lawmakers increased wages and benefits for teachers, first responders and other public employees in nearly 20 states this legislative season.
Critics say it could weaken the state's retirement system, which is already the worst-funded in the nation.
Hundreds of computer servers worldwide that store patient X-rays and MRIs are so insecure that anyone with a Web browser or a few lines of computer code can view patient records. One expert warned about it for years.