States

July 18, 2015, 5am PDT
Route Fifty created a ranking system to judge the "gravitas" of each of the avenues in the nation's capital named after the 50 states in the Union.
Route Fifty
April 14, 2015, 1pm PDT
With so much focus on local planning in recent years, what opportunities are there for planning at the state and nation-state level? A new study by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy examines case studies from the United States and Europe.
At Lincoln House
June 18, 2013, 2pm PDT
In an essay adapted from their new book, Jennifer Bradley and Bruce Katz examine America's traditional 'dual sovereignty' federalism. They argue that metropolitan areas should play a greater role in governance through a collaborative federalism.
The Atlantic Cities
April 5, 2011, 11am PDT
States are rowing in population, but not necessarily in terms of their economies. This post from <em>The Atlantic</em> explores why this presumed relationship isn't actually occurring.
The Atlantic
March 25, 2011, 9am PDT
State budget problems are trickling down to cities, which are being cut off from funding by their governors.
The New York Times
March 3, 2011, 5am PST
Despite recent state actions to counter the federal government's efforts, President Barack Obama has called on the nation's governors to make infrastructure projects a priority.
Governing
January 2, 2011, 7am PST
While the recession has affected the housing market across the country, the few state that are showing signs of recovery are mostly rural.
USA Today
December 18, 2010, 7am PST
The Obama Administration is hoping to address the nation's huge deficits. Neal Peirce looks at how proposed solutions might trickle down to states and municipalities.
Citiwire
November 25, 2010, 11am PST
In this episode of <em>Next American City</em>'s podcast, the Brookings Institution's Bruce Katz discusses the future of federal policy as the country's political makeup changes after the mid-term elections.
Next American City
November 21, 2010, 11am PST
This post from GOOD points to an old map of the Western U.S. in which state lines are redrawn based on the locations of watersheds.
Good
November 10, 2010, 8am PST
The Tax Foundation has released the newest edition of its State Business Tax Climate Index, which ranks from 1 (best) to 50 (worst) the tax systems of the 50 states. According to the press release, South Dakota comes out on top.
The Tax Foundation
October 18, 2010, 6am PDT
As the economic downturn has caused many states and municipalities to borrow large amounts of money, some worry there may be a glut of them going bankrupt.
Governing
June 11, 2010, 10am PDT
As states elbow each other to lure movie makers to their markets with increasingly attractive tax incentives, some say the competition has gone too far.
Governing
June 1, 2010, 6am PDT
Facing tight budgets, many states are closing or limiting access to their parks and natural resources.
The New York Times
May 28, 2010, 6am PDT
State governments in the U.S. are radically rethinking how they work. With tight budgets and little sign of improvement anytime soon, big ideas are bubbling. But few have been put in motion.
The New York Times
February 1, 2010, 5am PST
A new report from the Alliance for Biking & Walking takes a state-by-state look at the cycling and walking community, safety statistics, and investment figures.
Streetsblog
November 30, 2009, 2pm PST
Some mayors say the Obama Administration's urban agenda concentrates too much power at the state level.
The Atlantic
July 30, 2009, 6am PDT
Officials in big cities are expressing disappointment that the House-approved climate bill looks to state capitals for guidance, not the metropolitan areas the bill will largely impact.
The New York Times
July 12, 2009, 5am PDT
Budget issues are causing major issues for a handful of states. Neal Peirce argues these budget woes are a sign that states are making the wrong investments and that they idea of a state may be out of date.
Citiwire
July 1, 2009, 1pm PDT
The State of California missed a midnight deadline for a budget solution, and may have to issue IOUs. But they're not the only states facing imminent budget crises.
The Huffington Post