Jennifer Grzeskowiak

Taking the leap
Local governments move forward, despite debates over the Affordable Care Act
Stockton bankruptcy trial concluding
Stockton, Calif. — the most populous city to declare bankruptcy — is in court arguing for bankruptcy protection.
Cities continue experimenting with app competitions
New York's fourth annual BigApps competition now is underway. This time around, the city is giving developers access to more than 1,000 raw data sets to develop apps that address specific categories of issues, including jobs, environment, lifelong learning and healthy living.
North Dakota approves abortion restrictions
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed three bills that would severely restrict abortions in the state.
Analysis: U.S. counties ranked in overall health
Recently released rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute look at the overall health of each U.S. county and a variety of contributing factors.
Colorado approves same-sex civil unions 3
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation allowing same-sex civil unions in the state; the law goes into effect on May 1.
Report ranks health of U.S. counties 2
When it comes to health, where does your county fall within the state? Rankings look at the overall health of each county and a variety of contributing factors.
Mixed verdicts for former Bell council members
A jury found five of six former Bell, Calif., council members guilty of some of the corruption charges against them. Former city manager Robert Rizzo and his assistant, Angela Spaccia, will be tried later this year.
A little improvement in the U.S. infrastructure report card
During the past four years, U.S. infrastructure has improved from a grade of D to D+.
Nation's infrastructure improves to a D+
During the past four years, U.S. infrastructure has improved from a grade of D to D+, according to a report by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Despite the slight progress, the report concludes that the country's infrastructure needs $3.6 trillion in investment by 2020.
Mississippi bans local food ordinances 6
Any Mississippi cities or counties considering a sugary drink ban similar to the one New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg had proposed are out of luck.
South and West are growing the fastest
Many of the areas that experienced the most rapid growth from July 2011 to July 2012 are located in or near the Great Plains and West Texas, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
Indiana House now texting legislative updates
Indiana residents interested in tracking bills through the legislative process now can sign up to receive updates via text message.
Mayors Challenge winner to receive $5 million (w/ related video)
Bloomberg Philanthropies is awarding $5 million to Providence, R.I., to develop a program aimed at improving the vocabulary of children in less affluent families.
Michigan appoints emergency manager for Detroit
After previously announcing the likelihood of Detroit being taken over by an emergency manager, Gov. Rick Snyder made the decision official.

Get the latest information on government trends, policies, best practices and case studies.

Join American City and County on Twitter

Connect With Us
We use cookies to improve your website experience. To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy. By continuing to use the website, you consent to our use of cookies.