Written by staff writers and editors, GOVERNING View (formerly 13th Floor) is an on-the-ground, and sometimes behind-the-scenes, look at the topics we're covering in print and online. From notes on what's up in statehouses, county courthouses and city halls, to encounters with people in the places they live and work, GOVERNING View is a window into the side of state and local government you don't always see.

About the Authors

John Buntin John Buntin is a staff writer at GOVERNING. He covers health care, public safety and urban affairs. A graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, he is the author of two books, "Governing States and Localities" (CQ Press) and "L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City" (Harmony Books).
Andy Kim Andy Kim is a GOVERNING staff writer. He produces Idea Center and GOVERNING Daily. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin's School of Journalism, he worked in advertising as a copywriter before joining GOVERNING.
Tina Trenkner Tina Trenkner has been with GOVERNING since 2009, first as the assistant Web editor and now as a staff writer. She co-writes Idea Center and covers technology and education issues. She previously worked as a Web producer at Education Week and as a communications fellow for Pre-K Now, a campaign of the Pew Center on the States.


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