When a majority of City Council members promised to “end policing as we know it” after George Floyd’s killing, they became a case study in how idealistic calls for structural change can falter.
Those with budgets that rely heavily on tourism, sales taxes or direct state assistance will face particular distress.
Providing more aid to struggling governments has become one of the biggest issues tangling up the debate over another pandemic rescue package.
When it is safe enough to return to school, young children would benefit the most. Yet financial pressures are pushing colleges to reopen most rapidly, an economist says.
I am a Black police officer. We need to change what it means to serve our communities.
Early hopes for a quick rebound from the pandemic have yielded to worries about its long-term impact on state finances and the governor’s ambitious agenda.
As the president casts himself as a bulwark against “angry mobs,” there are signs that he is alienating voters in bedroom communities who view him as a deeply flawed messenger on issues of race.
Nearly 70 percent of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees will be furloughed because the immigration processing fees that fund the agency have plummeted.
Much is not yet certain, but here’s what is known so far about some efforts to defund or abolish police departments.
California’s strengths — as a hub for commerce, tourism and education in the Pacific Rim — have become liabilities in the pandemic.
Faced with falling revenue and virus-related burdens, local officials are delaying sea walls and other projects to protect cities from climate change.
Many state and municipal health departments saw budget and staffing cuts a decade ago that were never restored.