local government

'They rely on you being intimidated': Local elected officials in the US describe how police unions bully them

Current and former municipal office holders say they've met a unique kind of resistance when negotiating with law enforcement representatives.

The British government wants more mayors and fewer councils in England

The goal is to streamline operations, but it's not yet clear how local government would change.

A looming fiscal crisis raises another fear for US cities: State oversight and financial control boards

The pandemic economy could revive a fraught method for fixing distressed local budgets.

Podcast: The Post Mortem

So what did the local elections mean, then?

Podcast: Four weeks out

Local elections time! Again.

Podcast: Live from the crypt

Our first live podcast, recorded at the New Local Government Network conference.

Podcast: Over the cliff

Uh, oh.

“Whatever the restrictions they face, the choices councils make are political ones”

The case for putting ideology back into local government.