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States

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.
Jul 18, 2015   Route Fifty
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.
Apr 14, 2015   At Lincoln House
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.
Jun 18, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
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.
Apr 5, 2011   The Atlantic
State budget problems are trickling down to cities, which are being cut off from funding by their governors.
Mar 25, 2011   The New York Times
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.
Mar 3, 2011   Governing
While the recession has affected the housing market across the country, the few state that are showing signs of recovery are mostly rural.
Jan 2, 2011   USA Today
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.
Dec 18, 2010   Citiwire
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.
Nov 25, 2010   Next American City
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.
Nov 21, 2010   Good
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.
Nov 10, 2010   The Tax Foundation