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.
Oct 18, 2010 Governing
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.
Jun 11, 2010 Governing
Facing tight budgets, many states are closing or limiting access to their parks and natural resources.
Jun 1, 2010 The New York Times
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.
May 28, 2010 The New York Times
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.
Feb 1, 2010 Streetsblog
Some mayors say the Obama Administration's urban agenda concentrates too much power at the state level.
Nov 30, 2009 The Atlantic
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.
Jul 30, 2009 The New York Times
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argues these budget woes are a sign that states are making the wrong investments and that they idea of a state may be out of date.
Jul 12, 2009 Citiwire
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.
Jul 1, 2009 The Huffington Post
A new government-sponsored watchdog website will allow citizens to track stimulus-funded projects. It's an effort to insure accountability. Neal Pierce wonders if that accountability will translate into smarter patterns of development.
Mar 2, 2009 Citiwire