New survey numbers from the University of Texas and Texas Tribune show voter priorities for this legislative session but where are lawmakers focusing?
This week, what a rare but potentially catastrophic mega-storm might mean for Los Angeles, the many meanings of "suburban," where a proposal for universal childcare falls short and more.
This week, why private investment needs to be considered alongside public dollars, what happened to California's innovative rail project, a painful proposal for property tax relief in Texas and more.
This week, more bad news about Uber and Lyft's impact on transit, the link between maternal mental health and mobility, whether public testimony really changes policy and more.
Texas Tribune | The governor focused on bread-and-butter policy in a forum that has often featured a lot of red meat.
This week, who actually receives all those federal dollars intended for community development, why Texas is reversing claims about large numbers of potentially ineligible voters on the rolls, making Metro truly cutting edge and more.
Between 1990 and 2010, 44 Cities of Color were created across the country. Four reveal some of the opportunities and challenges that confront them.
This week, Army Corps funds could be diverted from flood projects, Austin confronts dropping student enrollment, new research on the gap between reality and perception when it comes to racial economic progress and a chance for school funding reform.
This is the first cenusus that will be online and in a world with social media. So is the bureau ready for hackers, fake news and social media campaigns?
This week, new research on the link between access to subsidized health care and falling behind on rent or mortgage payments, a poetic look at the power of porches, possible priorities for Harris County's new leadership and more.
Thanks in part to the results of the recent election, lawmakers are underscoring this session as a time to focus on "bread and butter" issues.
Government entities in the Greater Houston region are increasingly struggling to provide urban-level services to all residents, particularly those in unincorporated suburban areas. Raising or allowing high-growth urban counties to collect sales tax could improve the provision of public services to all residents.
This report takes a regional view to find major issues with the way our growth is governed.
Regional governance in the Houston area currently produces disparities between communities and frustrates regional challenges. Regional revenue sharing offers a different approach without ceding local autonomy.
A patchwork of cities, counties, municipal utility districts and other jurisdictions across the region has created barriers to long-term regional prosperity, according to a new report.