About 5 million state and local workers are outside of the federal retirement program.
Water infrastructure is in desperate need of repair. When will federal, state and local officials come up with the money to fix it?
COMMENTARY | Many millennials or members of Generation Z are interested in meaningful work that can help improve people’s lives, but they don’t necessarily see government jobs in that light.
Oakland County, Michigan, has long spurned transit and kept Detroit at arm’s length. But new county executive David Coulter isn’t afraid of density.
A survey of city and county administrators found that more than half of communities had not completed or considered a long-term sustainability or resiliency plan.
At the Gwinnett County Jail in Georgia, inmates who previously served in the military can choose to join a veterans-only housing unit that offers structure and tailored programming.
After two historic floods in less than two years, officials in Ellicott City, Maryland, are putting their hopes in a long-term rebuilding plan that officials say aims to balance recovery and resiliency with historic preservation.
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.
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.
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.
When investigating deaths, the Los Angeles County coroner will start collecting the gender identity and sexual orientation data, along with tracking suicide rates, violent deaths and hate crimes against LGBTQ people.
COMMENTARY | Sometimes, state and local governments don’t end up seeing the results they hoped for. Then what happens?
After success in one county, Minnesota is rolling out a statewide program that sends reminders to defendants about their court appearances.
Facing safety concerns, Jones County, Iowa found a way to preserve its famed hula hoop tree.
Local governments received $514 million last year through a program meant to compensate them for the property taxes they are unable to collect from federal lands.
In King County, Washington, a local lawmaker wants to spend $1 million to offer free bus tickets to homeless people to help them reunite with family.
The Facebook event may have started in jest, but local officials are bracing for mayhem.
A stress-busting course for caregivers offered by a New Jersey county aims to counteract the negative physical and emotional effects that come with providing support for a loved one.
Los Angeles County officials are hoping to replicate a successful pilot program that mated sterile male mosquitoes with biting females, leading to a reduction in the overall population.
In West Virginia, state law allows K-12 schools to offer virtual curriculum while maintaining their levels of per-pupil funding.
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