Big-city delegates have a tough time getting their way in state legislatures.
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Revenues in more than two-thirds of the country's largest municipal governments had not bounced back to their pre-recession levels by 2011.
The working theory: If big, liberal cities won't liberalize their marijuana laws, statewide initiatives are bound to fail.
Grab tight your freedoms, America: The country's collective legislatures are unleashing a torrent of new regulations.
Right now, civic-minded digital innovation is done mostly by volunteer hackathons and app contests. Code for America has a plan to change that.