COMMENTARY | Corporate tax incentives serve to redistribute funds to the wealthy and reduce resources for broadly redistributive policies over the long run.
Librarians have been boycotting one publishing company over restrictive new policies. Now more than 70 mayors and county executives are urging publishers to grant libraries better access to e-books.
They’re focused on whether political interference by Trump administration officials played a role in the selection of a Nevada zone. Meanwhile, a senator has put forward a bill that would impose new transparency requirements.
New York will become the largest city in the country with ranked choice voting in some local elections after voters this week approved a ballot measure to adopt the system.
Residents voted overwhelmingly to restore MLK Jr. Boulevard back to its original name, The Paseo.
Big Decisions from Voters: AirBnb Clamp Down in New Jersey, Budget Restrictions Stay in Colorado and More
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Democrats win in Virginia, claim victory in Kentucky … Election firsts for minority candidates … California seizes $1.5 billion worth of marijuana.
COMMENTARY | 21 states explicitly prohibit bullying on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Florida debuts new healthcare website … Minnesota will not ban lead ammunition and fishing tackle … Seattle launches non-emergency help line.
New research suggests poverty statistics do not fully account for how price inflation differs for the rich and poor.
COMMENTARY | Cities need to work at encouraging voter turnout for local elections. Even small increases in participation can transform the political landscape.
Three governorships and control of a critical statehouse are up for grabs.
Months after Kansas City lawmakers voted to rename a historic boulevard for Dr. Martin Luther King, voters will decide whether to restore the roadway’s original name.
New York now requires LLCs that own residential properties to name the investors.
COMMENTARY | Mississippi is facing its first close gubernatorial election since 1999.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Michigan legislators block regulations of new cancer treatment … Connecticut legislators call for special session on voter registration … New Jersey governor signs climate resiliency plan.
More than 300 municipalities have received designations from SolSmart, a national program that helps streamline permitting and zoning processes to make solar easier to obtain for residents and businesses.
A new study finds strong similarities in how residents of U.S. cities and suburbs spend their time—with one, counterintuitive difference.
A test the Census Bureau conducted this summer found that people who were asked whether or not they are U.S. citizens were not significantly deterred from answering the survey.
Despite record numbers of women serving in Congress, women remain a minority at the local, state and federal levels of government, according to data released this week.
The state is plagued by two major issues: wildfires and a lack of affordable housing. Each problem exacerbates the other.
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