STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Albuquerque crime decrease … Baltimore’s new online nudge … and “thorny” questions about marijuana legalization in New York.
A social media page can be the equivalent of a public meeting, a federal appellate court found for the first time last week.
With tensions high over a wall, a San Diego County supervisor is focused on funding for waterworks.
When stocks get dicey, one place investors turn to is municipal bonds.
The fallout of China's decision to tighten its recycling standards has changed the industry in this country. It's particularly tough for rural governments.
The disruption in Washington, D.C. “could have a significant impact,” if there is a protracted partial shutdown, according to Steve Benjamin, the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
A California state auditor’s report focuses much attention on a slow public health response as the highly-contagious liver disease spread.
States with delinquency hotspots should reconsider harsh vehicle repossession policies and improve consumer protections, said one Urban Institute researcher.
Local governments would have three years to find space for youths elsewhere, space a recent UCLA Law School report argues already exists.
For the first time, the Bureau of Economic Analysis has released GDP figures for all of the nation's counties.
U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates show mounting fiscal pressures over the next 50 years.
A striking number of respondents couldn't answer questions about their elected officials, or the mechanics of state government.
Hundreds of Kīlauea lavaflow evacuees ended up at a recently built rec center on the Big Island. Now it needs to close for months of repairs.
Finding more resources to help struggling populations “needs to be reframed as an economic imperative, even a national security issue.”
Platte County's reluctance to pay debt costs linked to a shopping center has captured attention within the municipal bond market.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals says the financial resources director position falls under a special exception.
Lawmakers in Platte County, Missouri are hesitant to assist in picking up the tab for bonds related to a retail project.
Proponents, however, argue changes are needed because localities charge licensing fees at the expense of cable companies’ efforts to expand broadband access.
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