Governing: The Future of States and Localities takes on the question of what state and local government looks like in a world of rapidly advancing technology. Governing is a resource for elected and appointed officials and other public leaders who are looking for smart insights and a forum to better understand and manage through this era of change.

Governing’s beat is the collision of technology and society and the fallout consequences, intended and unintended, that confront public leaders and increasingly influence their policy, legislation and strategies to govern. The scope of topics we cover are as broad as the challenges we face: artificial intelligence, privacy, big data, security, the future of work, urban planning, financial systems and more.

Governing’s audience consists of governors, mayors, county executives, city and county council members, state legislators, state and local agency executives and those holding key professional government positions.

Governing's information platform includes a robust website, newsletters and custom content. Governing magazine ended its 32 year run as a print publication in August 2019.

Originally launched in 1987 by Congressional Quarterly, Governing was acquired in 2009 by e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government. e.Republic is also home to Government Technology, the Center for Digital Government, the Center for Digital Education and Techwire.

Editor in Chief:
Dennis McKenna

Paul W. Taylor

Managing Editor:
Tod Newcombe

Contributing Editor:
Noelle Knell

Senior Editors:
John Martin

Alan Ehrenhalt

Associate Editor:
Tricia Dugan

Clay S. Jenkinson

Senior Staff Writers:
Alan Greenblatt

Carl Smith

Photojournalist and Storyteller:
David Kidd
Web Producer and Writer:
Zoe Manzanetti
Futures and Innovation Editor:
Dustin Haisler

Research Editor:
Joe Morris

Enterprise Copy Desk:
Miriam Jones

Kate Albrecht

Editorial Assistant:
Andi Wong

Columnists and Contributors:

Scott Beyer
Bill Eggers
Stephen Goldsmith
Don Kettl
Alex Marshall
Girard Miller
Aaron Renn
Jabari Simami
Mark Weatherford