split between urban and rural America is as big as ever. In this series, we look at:
How rural areas are losing people but not power;
Solutions to the rural/urban divide;
Endangered rural hospitals;
and rich counties with cash-strapped governments.
After 28 years in the Army, Tony Tata is now North Carolina's secretary of transportation, a job for which he lacks the traditional credentials. Does that matter?
Conservatives were out in force last year trying to roll back alternative energy requirements. They failed. Are attitudes on green power changing?
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Public Officials of the Year
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Upcoming Governing Events
Predictive and clinical analytics are essential to creating targeted programs for Medicaid Managed Care Organizations to help identify high-risk members, track health-care metrics against benchmarks, and provide care managers with access to current clinical
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April 10 at 2 p.m. ET | Sponsored by LexisNexis
Join us as we discuss the growing need for labor data visibility and the challenges of managing a public workforce.
May 13 at 2 p.m. ET | Sponsored by Kronos
The world of public finance is not a simple place. That's why Governing is devoting special attention this year to helping improve public officials' financial understanding. Follow our coverage at
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April 27-May 1
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This year's Cost of Government Summit energized participants to tackle some of the big fiscal problems that lie ahead, including pension obligations, debt-burdened localities, workforce benefits and Medicaid expansion.
This eBook tells the story of baby boomers aging in place and what that means for states and localities.