Graham Vyse  |  Staff Writer

Graham Vyse is a staff writer at Governing. He was previously a staff writer at The New Republic, and his writing has appeared in Slate and Washingtonian. His first job in journalism was covering the District of Columbia for the Current Newspapers, where he appeared on “The Fix’s 2015 list of best state political reporters” in The Washington Post. A native of Rhode Island, he received his bachelor’s degree in political science and his master’s degree in journalism from American University. 

September 20, 2018

How Democratic Socialists Performed in State and Local Primaries

Just over half of this year's candidates endorsed by Democratic Socialists are advancing to the general election. They could win seats for school boards, city councils and legislatures in 20 states.
September 18, 2018

Midterms Give Voters Their First Say on Immigration in Trump Era

Oregon has the oldest sanctuary state law in the country. Until recently, it attracted little controversy. In November, voters will decide whether to repeal it.
September 11, 2018

Seth Rogen Inspires a U.S. City to Change the Public Transit Experience

The actor has become the voice of announcements on Vancouver's buses and subways.
September 4, 2018

What Brett Kavanaugh Means for States

The Supreme Court nominee's legal vision could empower state governments on some issues but imperil their laws on others.
August 23, 2018

California's Unprecedented Plan to Tackle Fake Election News

The state is launching an ambitious effort, along with tech companies, to monitor and remove disinformation on social media that could keep people from voting.
August 16, 2018

Fentanyl, Gas, Firing Squad: Why Execution Methods Are Changing

As states struggle to obtain traditional lethal injection drugs, some are turning to new methods of execution, or reviving old ones, as a backup.
August 15, 2018

Want Young People to Vote? Make Them Sign a Pledge.

New research suggests a simple way to boost turnout among first-time voters.