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.
Whether it's violence like the Virginia Beach shooting at a municipal building, or danger due to the nature of the job, government workers lack health and safety protections in nearly half the states.
The West Virginia Senate passed a bill that would not only punish teachers for protesting but also includes a provision they recently fought to defeat. The House could vote on it as early as Monday.
Ransomware attacks are becoming more sophisticated and taking longer for governments to recover from. Some of Baltimore's services have been down for nearly a month.
Local governments are changing the frequency of performance evaluations, who receives them and what they're assessing.
Less than half of the states where the drug treatment is legal protect patients from employment discrimination. Courts have generally sided with employers -- until recently.
For years, hundreds of cities and counties have been saving money by letting their employees use cheaper drugs from other countries.