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Breaking the Law—and Blaming the Supreme Court

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner refuses to collect “fair share” fees from public employees because he expects them to be found unconstitutional.

Counties Urge Congressional Action on Transportation Funding Fix

Infrastructure woes pile up for county governments: “Our engineer looks at us and he’s like: ‘I don’t know what we’re going to do.’”

With Open Data, Delicate Questions Arise Over When to Release What

In Philadelphia, the process for publishing municipal data can be a balancing act.

San Francisco’s ‘Secret Weapon’ to Keep Pedestrians Safe

A database management system is an indispensable tool for planners looking to eliminate traffic deaths in the city.

Governor Greg Abbott asked the Texas State Guard to monitor the military exercise.

Is the Defense Department Actually Messing with Texas?

The U.S. military may not be using a summer exercise to institute martial law in Texas, but Governor Greg Abbott isn't taking chances.

The Hickory Crawdads minor league baseball team plays at L.P. Frans Stadium.

A North Carolina City’s Big Aspiration: Attracting Millennials

“We recognized that we have some really cool things in this city, but we need to enhance them,” says Hickory’s city manager.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Here’s Why Public Services Are Improving in 12 Cities

A recent IBM study found new governing structures and technology initiatives improved citizen engagement with local governments.

Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Baltimore Unrest Prompts Note of Caution From Credit Analysts

Moody’s: There is a ‘potential for out-migration to increase, which could have a longer-term effect on the city’s tax base.’

The California State Capitol in Sacramento

California Leaders Urge Congress Not to Undermine State’s Personal Data Standards

State rules on data breach notifications are stronger than pending legislation on Capitol Hill.