City Government

Why Cities Can't Win in State Government

Big-city delegates have a tough time getting their way in state legislatures.

An Indispensible Guide to 'Greening' Cities

From the people that know best.

America's Biggest City Governments Are Still Struggling to Recover From the Recession

Revenues in more than two-thirds of the country's largest municipal governments had not bounced back to their pre-recession levels by 2011.

Despite Successes in Colorado and Washington, Marijuana Advocates Still See Cities As Their Best Bet

The working theory: If big, liberal cities won't liberalize their marijuana laws, statewide initiatives are bound to fail. 

Banned in America, 2013 Edition: Conversion Therapy, Eating Horse Meat, Plus Many More

Grab tight your freedoms, America: The country's collective legislatures are unleashing a torrent of new regulations.

The Next Big Start-Up Wave: Civic Technology

Right now, civic-minded digital innovation is done mostly by volunteer hackathons and app contests. Code for America has a plan to change that.