From the White House to the county courthouse, we have you covered on rural politics and policy. Look no further for election analysis and rural voter data, reporting on how policymakers and federal programs are aiming to serve rural communities, or simply the many roles rural people and places play in democracy and civic life.
The new legislation will create an endowment fund and federally-chartered corporation to support communities struggling economically due to waning extraction industry.
The initiative will help underserved rural communities gain access to federal stimulus funding, according to the White House.
In small cities like Wilson, North Carolina, diverse young leaders are building stronger communities. Progressives need to invest in their future.
The White House is proposing $31.1 billion in new spending for rural priorities, including economic development, high speed internet, housing, conservation, energy, and climate mitigation programs.
The Rural Prosperity Act is meant to cut red tape and make it easier for rural Americans to access government services and economic development initiatives.
A political writer-turned-politician talks about how politics became more than a story to cover.
Local organizations are playing the long game trying to rebuild a Democratic presence in small cities and rural parts of Texas and Virginia.
Lawmakers across many states want to increase gun control through tax incentives on safe storage of weapons.
The American Rescue Plan temporarily expanded the size of the Child Tax Credit and who was eligible to receive it. We break down how the expansion affected rural communities and what’s next for families that relied on it.
The long-awaited 2022 budget adds support for rural homeowner programs but drops proposals for significant increases in rental assistance. HUD programs, which support a variety of rural housing initiatives, got larger increases.