January 1, 2016
These are the biggest policies and problems that states will confront this year.
November 4, 2015
Presidential coverage may be dominating headlines, but it's not the only election worth your attention.
March 10, 2014
Mark Funkhouser, the former mayor of Kansas City, Mo., and director of the Governing Institute, will replace outgoing publisher Erin Waters.
February 10, 2014
An extended campaign video about Gov. Mark Dayton opens in black and white on a troubled Minnesota of 2009, saddled with a $4.6 billion deficit.
February 1, 2014
Think you have the public finance chops to get through any budget session? Take Governing’s quiz to find out if you make the grade!
December 1, 2013
These nine officials have demonstrated the true power of public service.
November 6, 2013
Here are the results from the most important state and local races and ballot initiatives across the country.
October 2, 2013
For comprehensive and ongoing coverage of the federal shutdown on state and local governments, agencies and employees, look no further.
April 18, 2013
The company announced Wednesday, April 17th that Provo, Utah, will be the third city to have it's ultra-high-speed fiber network installed.
April 10, 2013
President Barack Obama released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 Wednesday. We break it down to tell you how it impacts states, cities and counties and their specific programs.
April 5, 2013
Of the more than 400 cities that competed for the designation, Columbus, Ohio, is the only U.S. city to be named in this year's top seven.
March 6, 2013
In-depth coverage of how $1.2 trillion in federal spending cuts over the next decade will affect states, cities and counties.
February 21, 2013
Georgia is the latest battleground in a conflict pitting big-name telecommunications providers against local governments looking to get into the Internet business to provide better connectivity for residents.
February 4, 2013
Public officials and private stakeholders met in Washington, D.C., last week to discuss the biggest issues facing states and localities. View photos and read our coverage.
January 18, 2013
Read transcripts and view word clouds for each governor's 2013 State of the State address.
January 8, 2013
Plus: the expansion of Boston's hotline app and more
December 27, 2012
We have compiled a list of the ten stories that our readers paid the most attention to this year.
December 21, 2012
The clock is ticking for Congress and President Barack Obama to make a deal to avoid the spending cuts and tax increases set to ring in the New Year.
December 13, 2012
The controversial decisions means the city will transfer 140 acres of land to a single company.
December 7, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage
November 2, 2012
The two candidates vying in a runoff have polarized views on the merit of the multi-billion dollar effort.
November 1, 2012
State officials are trying to account for a 50 percent drop in senior bus ridership in one county.
October 11, 2012
A businessman says he needs the mayor's approval to launch a new airline in New Orleans.
October 5, 2012
High court says $250,000 cap on pain-and-suffering damages does not violate the constitution.
October 4, 2012
The popularity of virtual public schools has grown rapidly in recent years, but poor student test scores have many states putting the brakes on the movement.
October 1, 2012
In a landmark step to protect consumers from predatory vehicle loans, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law two bills regulating specialized used-car dealers known as Buy Here Pay Here lots, according to the L.A. Times.
September 28, 2012
The two states are exploring options to test kindergarteners as 25 other states already do.
September 28, 2012
Officials with Williston, N.D., -- located in the heart of oil country -- say permanent housing has caught up.
September 27, 2012
State lawmakers mulling probe of the state's Department of Children's Services after deaths
September 21, 2012
State and local government officials from around the country met in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss how we can afford the government we need.
September 13, 2012
Backing Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial plan, the New York City Board of Health approved a the nation's first ban on the sale of sugary drinks over a certain size.
September 11, 2012
Alabama takes immigration law back to appeals court
September 10, 2012
Federal agents arrested Trenton, N.J., Mayor Tony Mack Monday morning for allegedly collecting nearly $120,000 in bribes related to a parking garage project.
September 10, 2012
The Chicago Teachers Union is on strike for the first time in 25 years. Find out why and what this means for the mayor, the union and the students.
September 7, 2012
The Arizona Supreme Court upheld a ruling Thursday that would allow primary voters to vote for any candidate regardless of party affiliation, the Arizona Republic reported.
September 4, 2012
Texas officials are investigating whether Xerox Corp. allowed dentists to bill millions of dollars in Medicaid payments for work that shouldn't have been covered by Medicaid.
August 31, 2012
Take the World Health Organization's survey to see if your city is age-friendly.
August 29, 2012
Russell Pearce, the former president of the Arizona Senate who was recalled last year, lost his race to rejoin the Legislature.
August 14, 2012
Fairfax County Public Schools must pay the federal government $1 million after forging signatures on a U.S. Department of Education grant application more than a decade ago.
August 14, 2012
Rhode Island state Rep. Leo Medina was arrested for allegedly practicing as an attorney without a license.
June 28, 2012
What do state and local government officials think about the Supreme Court's decision to uphold most of the federal health-care law? Find out here.
June 13, 2012
The St. Louis firefighters retirement group followed through Tuesday on their standing threat to sue the city to block Mayor Francis Slay's pension reform plan, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
June 11, 2012
A bill that cleared the New Jersey Senate last week would allow gun dealers to display actual firearms -- as opposed to photos -- at non-profit fundraising events, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
June 7, 2012
Impact fees on Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania are expected to be contributed to state, county and municipal governments by the end of this year
June 7, 2012
Forty people signed up to run as third-party candidates in New Jersey’s Congressional race by the deadline on Tuesday
June 6, 2012
WTOP-FM is reporting that plans are underway for the chairman of the Washington, D.C. City Council, Kwame Brown, to resign Brown has been charged with one felony count of bank fraud in response to a federal investigation.
June 4, 2012
Learn who won Tuesday's historic elections, why Gov. Scott Walker was almost ousted, how the outcome could have a nationwide impact, and more.
June 1, 2012
A bill passed this week by the California Senate would require state doctors and health-care workers to receive a flu vaccination or wear a mask when interacting with patients, Modern Healthcare reports.
May 29, 2012
County leaders believe charges like pillow cases shouldn't be credited towards team's portion of construction bill.
May 29, 2012
A Michigan bill that would repair Detroit streetlights could lead to more cities in the state pursuing that course of action, the Detroit Free Press reports.
May 22, 2012
Conservatives say residents deserve a budget that reflect their values.
January 4, 2012
The Seattle Post Intelligencer is reporting that President Barack Obama is about to nominate outgoing Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire as the new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a very private prediction from a very senior source in Washington's congressional delegation.