Connecticut struggles in its third month without a budget and faces a deadline where Gov. Dannel Malloy will have to start cutting municipal aid.
Public officials and business leaders worry about a demographic implosion and lagging educational achievements that put the state’s economy at risk.
New Bedford, Mass., Mayor Jonathan Mitchell pushes for infrastructure investments and a better business climate.
The Garden State faces a tight squeeze on public programs and experts see big trouble in the not-so-distant future after years of pension underfunding.
Uncertainty about state aid has analysts concerned about capital city’s general obligation and stadium bonds.
Revenue shortfalls put the state $5 billion in the hole against a $36 billion biennial spending plan.
Show Low and Winslow gained fame from an 1870s card game and a line in a hit Eagles song 100 years later.
Jerome embodies spirit of Wild West even as its buildings slide downhill toward Verde Valley.
A visit to Arizona’s Avra Valley highlights advanced hydrological, technological and conservation solutions to the Tucson area’s water concerns.
Poised on a financial cliff, the Nutmeg State vies for worst competitive condition in the nation as some of its municipalities look like they're on the road to possible bankruptcies.
As cities and counties await the Trump administration’s next move on immigration, two D.C.-area jurisdictions hire top-tier counsel.
Our editor-at-large documents how some small coastal communities are fighting for better telephone and internet services, but are advancing at a crawl.
Local officials in smoggy Utah are fighting to reduce pollution and move toward solar and other renewable energy sources.
Commercial and non-profit groups seek favor and recognition at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in the nation’s capital.
Newt Gingrich sees an era of ‘extraordinary decentralization’ as regulatory reformers set their sights on 50 state capitals and 1,000 city halls and county seats.
Experts debate raising money from repatriation of offshore profits, tout importance of municipal bonds.
In particular, health care, housing and education seen as contributors to citizens’ financial woes.
Federal and state authorities are making progress in cutting through the regulatory thicket.
It’s one key to solving national problems, say federalism experts.
More than 15 years after 9/11 brought changes to border security at the first International Peace Park, this part of Montana and beyond is dealing with another challenge: seasonal labor shortages.
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