A former executive director of the National Governors Association explains what it is about certain governors that makes them less suited for the presidency.
Setting up buoys in a section of the Rio Grande is more likely to result in migrants seeking pathways elsewhere, rather than deterring migration altogether.
Congress has approved billions of dollars to fix water and sewer systems across the US. But getting that money to needy communities depends on how states define a key word.
Federal and state governments are turning to a facial recognition company to ensure that people accessing services are who they say they are. The move promises to cut down on fraud, but at what cost?
States have widely different track records on expanding broadband internet access. Here are the ones that could struggle to handle the federal funds coming their way.
Alarmingly for the Morrison government, the public has well and truly registered its lack of action on climate change.
States led by Republican governors generally had higher COVID-19 case and death rates in 2020.
President Donald Trump may be trying to get state lawmakers to shift the outcome of the presidential election.
This is not the first time the prospect of state legislatures ignoring the popular vote and appointing their own slate of electors has arisen.
A close look at Florida’s economy shows just how vulnerable the state and its population are to a pandemic, and some of the reasons state officials hesitate to take action.
Four researchers studied California’s shelter-in-place orders to figure out how many lives were saved by its early enactment. Here’s what they found.
The struggle between the federal and state governments over when face-to-face teaching should resume in Australian schools is the latest in a long-running battle.
The government doesn’t know how many people have died of COVID-19, in part because it didn’t require nursing homes to report cases to the CDC. In some states, over half of deaths are in nursing homes.
In recent years, state governments have become more sophisticated in service delivery and more accountable – in contrast to the federal government.
Recent scandals involving economic development programs in New Jersey and Maryland highlight their many flaws, including a lack of oversight and their ineffectiveness.
Almost all states have improved their accountability in recent years, and are far ahead of the Commonwealth government.
As energy ministers head into a crucial meeting with their federal counterpart Josh Frydenberg, our state-by-state guide compares their various stances on the future of the National Energy Guarantee.
The centralised regulation of electric power in Nigeria is stalling progress in the sector. To achieve stable power supply, the country must obey its constitution and decentralise regulation.
President Trump claims that churches suffer from the over-regulation of their political speech. In reality, oversight is lax for religious groups and secular tax-exempt nonprofits alike.
No state wants to see its revenue base decline – particularly when the jurisdiction benefiting doesn’t even tax (or regulate) its bookies as well as it might.