Go Public

The Tech Companies Helping Government Meet Its Mission

The fourth annual GovTech 100 list will be released this week.

The Districts

The Long Road to Autonomous Mobility

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority takes innovation to the streets of California.

Lauren Matsumoto
The 23%

A Cautionary Tale for the Newly Elected

By the end of her first term, Hawaii state Rep. Lauren Matsumoto was hospitalized for exhaustion from trying to "do it all."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib
The 23%

Year of the Woman? Not So Fast.

An expert on women in politics dissects the 2018 midterms.

The 23%

Pregnant, With Twins, on the Campaign Trail

Virginia state Rep. Jennifer Carroll Foy reflects on her first year in office and how she got there.

Go Public

Can Free Money Make Up for Widescale Job Loss?

Faced with the prospect of up to a third of jobs being eliminated by automation in the next decade, governments are taking another look at Universal Basic Income.

The 23%

'This Was a Concerted Effort to, Dare I Say, Keep a Black Woman Down'

St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones reflects on her loss in the mayor's race and what she's been doing since.

Go Public

Homeless Donations Are Missing Something: Tampons

A nonprofit helped Athens, Ga., address this often-ignored need and wants to expand its services.

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski
The 23%

'You Should Be at Home With Your Son'

Jackie Biskupski is the first openly gay elected official in Utah. But her sexual orientation isn't what her critics want to talk about.

The Districts

Atlanta Housing Authority Pushes Limits to Stay Ahead of Demand

How new technologies and operating models support a different way of thinking about providing services

Teddy Roosevelt Inspired Him. Now This Governor Wants to Honor Him.

North Dakota's Doug Burgum is helping to build a presidential library in his state.

Town Halls? This Mayor Does Porch Tours

Dayton, Ohio's Nan Whaley talks to people about policy where they feel most comfortable.

Go Public

An Experiment in Civic Engagement

MIT researchers are trying something new to see if they can explain -- if not repair -- the relationship between the public and the government.

The Man Showing the Country What Makes Cities Work

Steve Benjamin represents the interests of U.S. mayors. When it comes to his city, he's interested in the "three I's."

Embrace Your Limitations -- in Life and Public Policy

That's the advice of Kristen Cox, who lost her sight in her 20s and became a client of public services. Now, her job is to oversee them.

First She Watched History on TV. Then She Made It.

Mayor Acquanetta Warren credits her father for her big dreams. "You've been to the moon," he used to say. There was some truth to that.

The 23%

Black, Female and Serving the Public: A Conversation With the Lawmaker Fighting Statehouse Discrimination

Ohio Rep. Emilia Sykes gets stopped by security trying to enter her place of work. She wants others to share their stories of prejudice.

The Districts

Drive This! The Ohio Turnpike, Traffic, and Technology

What connected vehicles and automated customer service mean for the future of traffic.

The Nation's First Compassionate City?

Mayor Greg Fischer's parents taught him to care for others. He's using their lessons to lead Kentucky's biggest city.

Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll
The 23%

The Female Mayor Who Doesn't Want to Talk About Being a Woman

At least she didn't used to. Now, she says, times have changed.