A livable community is one that is safe and secure. It offers choices in where to live and how to get around.
Housing is central to community and individual well-being. The type and location of a home can affect almost every aspect of a person’s life.
Maintaining trust and confidence in the government requires strong democratic processes and government institutions.
Government budgets reflect the priorities of policymakers. They specify what programs and activities the government will support and how to raise the money needed to fund them.
Taxes play an essential role in the functioning of modern society. Their primary goal is to fund government operations. But their role goes well beyond that.
One of the more significant labor-force developments of the past quarter century has been the rising participation rate of older Americans.