Find the latest government news organized by topic. Topics include government trends, policy alternatives and operational solutions from American City & County.
News and information related to state and local government efforts to encourage citizen engagement, including e-government, social media and other techniques to collect input and encourage participation from the community.
News and information related to government energy efficiency projects, policies and programs, including projects for new and existing government buildings, and education, financing and policies for businesses and residents making energy efficiency improvements.
News and information related to legal, legislative and policy changes that affect state and local government activities to implement health reform changes required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
News and information related to immigration reform an illegal immigration, including state and local governments' efforts to manage and provide services to legal and illegal immigrants in their communities.
News and information related to state and local government efforts to develop their economies and create jobs, including federal legislation and policies that support job creation at the local level.
News and information related to municipal bonds, which are used by local governments to finance public projects, including issues like instability in the municipal bond market that affect the investments and governments' ability to finance public projects.
News and information related to pension reform as it relates to states and local governments in the United States, including how local governments have been adjusting their employee benefit plans to eliminate or change pensions.
News and information related to sustainability efforts among state and local governments, including reducing energy and water consumption, protecting the environment and using natural resources wisely.
News and information related to effects of unemployment on state and local governments, including government efforts to reduce unemployment and assist unemployed residents, as well as federal policies and programs that address unemployment challenges.