Cover Story

Blue Challenge

BY Josh Goodman

John Shea, of Nelson, New Hampshire, is nothing if not persistent. For many years, he has wanted a seat on the state Executive Council, the...

Features

Politics

Issues to Watch 2007

Much of the Democrats' success in state elections last year was due to dissatisfaction with the way things were going in Washington, D.C. Voters... BY
Finance

Unloading Assets

Richard M. Daley might say, with a wink and a nod, that he's got a bridge he'd like to sell you. Except that Daley has... BY
Finance

Unloading Assets

Richard M. Daley might say, with a wink and a nod, that he's got a bridge he'd like to sell you. Except that Daley has... BY
Politics

"Stat" Fever

The practice of collecting data to monitor and improve government performance continues to gain momentum and evolve. BY
Infrastructure & Environment

Value-Added Taxi

Sometimes transit operators' and cab drivers' personal beliefs conflict with their jobs and passengers. BY

Up Front

BY false

Party Lines

Gerrymanders make the odds against a successful challenge very hard to overcome -- and to an extent dilute the political expression of voter discontent. BY
Finance

Tabling Tabor

The drive for tax and spending limits is running out of steam. BY

San Diego's Tough Choices

One of the city's nightmares is over; others continue. BY
Politics

What's a Lobbyist?

Colorado's new "cooling-off" law is making legislators nervous. BY
State News

Crossing the Delaware

Two states that share a river can't agree on what to do with it. BY
Politics

Lonesome Leader

Nobody likes John Leopold but the voters. They've put him in charge of one of Maryland's biggest jurisdictions. BY
Potomac Chronicle

Minimum Impact

A $7.25 minimum wage means a lot politically. It just doesn't mean much economically. BY

The Business of Government

BY false
Education

Merit Pay Moves Forward

A number of states and cities are piloting a much-debated management tool to pay teachers. BY

The Open-Minded Desktop

Any technology leader who still doubts that open-source solutions are a viable alternative to Microsoft's desktop dominance needs to visit one of the six branches... BY
Health & Human Services

Rx Side Effects

Talk about impact. One day Wal-Mart is launching a small pilot program in Tampa to sell 314 generic drugs at $4 each for a 30-day supply. Two... BY
Health & Human Services

Rx Side Effects

Talk about impact. One day Wal-Mart is launching a small pilot program in Tampa to sell 314 generic drugs at $4 each for a 30-day supply. Two... BY

Chipping in for Silicon Valley

San Jose capitalizes its own venture fund BY
Smart Management

Do You Know What You Own?

A surprising number of states and localities don't have the kind of inventory of their assets that a decent shoe store has. BY

The Guts of a New Machine: Investing in Biodigesting

Manure lagoons, bad. Manure digesters, good. That is the argument that Texas' Gulf Coast Industrial Development Authority used in floating $60 million in revenue bonds to finance four digester machines that will help keep farm runoff from polluting land, water and air. BY
Public Money

The Check is in the Mail

If the economy turns down this year, will the feds rescue the states the way they did in 2003? BY
Infrastructure & Environment

Getting Rid of Gridlock

Voters ante up to address traffic and transit concerns. BY
Infrastructure & Environment

Subway Story: A Fix for Escalator Woes

Washington, D.C.'s subway system hopes to have its elevators and escalators on the up and up thanks to a new training facility for the mechanics that keep them working. BY

CONTACT US

GOVERNING offices are located at:
1100 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 1300
Washington, D.C. 20036

Phone: (202) 862-8802
Fax: (202) 386-7270
Contact us for general questions.

 

REPRINTS

Reprints of all articles (500 words minimum) are available. Please direct inquiries for reprints and licensing to Wright's Media (877) 652-5295 or sales@wrightsmedia.com