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March 14, 2019

SXSW 2019: 2 Former Mayors Discuss the Future of Data

Former Maryland Gov. and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley and former Indianapolis Mayor Steven Goldsmith talk about how tech can change the public sector.
January 1, 2019

The Biggest Issues for States to Watch in 2019

18 of the policies and proposals that will dominate state legislatures this year.
October 3, 2018

The Most Important Ballot Measure Results

From health care and immigration to redistricting and transportation funding, voters decided a long list of policies.
March 14, 2018

SXSW 2018: Our Full Coverage

Governing was in Austin as several mayors from around the country arrived to take part in the annual South by Southwest event. Our coverage of the conference includes stories, podcasts and video interviews.
January 1, 2018

The Biggest Issues for States to Watch in 2018

Even though it's an election year, these policies and problems are too important and timely for legislatures to ignore.
December 26, 2017

Our Most Read Stories in 2017

It's been an unpredictable year, and this list is no different.
November 1, 2017

2017 Election Highlights: Races and Ballot Measures

A breakdown of the biggest races and ballot measures.
February 3, 2017

Advice for States, From a Moody's Analyst, on Preparing for the Next Recession

Most recessions, he said, are self-inflicted.
January 10, 2017

Uber Starts Sharing Its Traffic Data With Cities

Uber provides over 1 million rides per day in more than 450 cities around the world, constantly collecting data en route to the destination.
January 1, 2017

13 Issues for States to Watch in 2017

These are the biggest policies and problems legislatures will confront this year.
January 1, 2016

2016’s Top Legislative Issues to Watch

These are the biggest policies and problems that states will confront this year.
November 4, 2015

The Most Important 2015 Election Results

Presidential coverage may be dominating headlines, but it's not the only election worth your attention.
March 10, 2014

Governing Announces New Publisher

Mark Funkhouser, the former mayor of Kansas City, Mo., and director of the Governing Institute, will replace outgoing publisher Erin Waters.
February 10, 2014

Gov. Mark Dayton Claims Credit for Minnesota Turnaround

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

Finance 101 Quiz

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

2013 Public Officials of the Year

These nine officials have demonstrated the true power of public service.
November 6, 2013

Full Coverage of the 2013 State and Local Elections

Here are the results from the most important state and local races and ballot initiatives across the country.
October 2, 2013

Full Coverage of Shutdown's Impact on States

For comprehensive and ongoing coverage of the federal shutdown on state and local governments, agencies and employees, look no further.
April 18, 2013

Google Picks Provo as 3rd Fiber City

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

Obama's Budget: What States & Cities Need to Know

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.
March 6, 2013

Full Coverage of Sequestration's Impact on States and Localities

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

Municipal-Broadband Battle Spreads to Georgia

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

Miss Outlook in the States and Localities? Get Full Conference Coverage

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

State of the State Addresses: List of Text Transcripts

Read transcripts and view word clouds for each governor's 2013 State of the State address.
January 8, 2013

Data Centers, 7 Dying Technologies and a Broadband Partnership

Plus: the expansion of Boston's hotline app and more
December 27, 2012

Governing's Top Stories of 2012

We have compiled a list of the ten stories that our readers paid the most attention to this year.
December 21, 2012

Fiscal Cliff: Full Coverage of State, Local Impact

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 7, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage
November 2, 2012

Fate of Honolulu's Rail Project Hinges on Mayoral Election

The two candidates vying in a runoff have polarized views on the merit of the multi-billion dollar effort.
November 1, 2012

PennDOT Probes Senior"Ghost Riders"

State officials are trying to account for a 50 percent drop in senior bus ridership in one county.
October 11, 2012

New Orleans May Get New Low-Cost Airline

A businessman says he needs the mayor's approval to launch a new airline in New Orleans.
October 5, 2012

Kansas Court Upholds Caps on Malpractice Damages

High court says $250,000 cap on pain-and-suffering damages does not violate the constitution.
October 4, 2012

States Putting Online Schools Under the Microscope

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

Brown Signs Bills Regulating Buy Here Pay Here Used-Car Lots

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

Oregon, New Jersey Pilot Kindergarten-Testing Programs

The two states are exploring options to test kindergarteners as 25 other states already do.
September 28, 2012

North Dakota Boom Town Mulls Moratorium on Oil Worker 'Man Camps'

Officials with Williston, N.D., -- located in the heart of oil country -- say permanent housing has caught up.
September 27, 2012

Scrutiny of Tennessee Children's Office Increasing

State lawmakers mulling probe of the state's Department of Children's Services after deaths
September 21, 2012

Public Officials Convene at Cost of Government Summit

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

Bloomberg's Soda Ban Approved in New York City

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

Alabama takes immigration law back to appeals court
September 10, 2012

Trenton Mayor Arrested on Corruption Charges

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

Chicago Teachers Strike: Full Coverage

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

Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Primary Ballot Initiative

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 Probes Xerox for Medicaid Abuse

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

Is Your City Age-Friendly?

Take the World Health Organization's survey to see if your city is age-friendly.
August 29, 2012

Architect of Arizona Immigration Law Fails Comeback Attempt

Russell Pearce, the former president of the Arizona Senate who was recalled last year, lost his race to rejoin the Legislature.
August 14, 2012

Forged Grant Application Costs Virginia School District $1M

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 Lawmaker Arrested for Practicing Law Without License

Rhode Island state Rep. Leo Medina was arrested for allegedly practicing as an attorney without a license.
June 28, 2012

State, Local Officials React to Affordable Care Act Ruling

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

St. Louis Firefighters Sue to Stop Pension Overhaul

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

New Jersey Bill Would Permit Guns at Auctions

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

Pennsylvania Counties to Receive Drilling Revenues

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

In New Jersey, 40 sign up to run as third-party candidates

Forty people signed up to run as third-party candidates in New Jersey’s Congressional race by the deadline on Tuesday
June 6, 2012

D.C. City Council Chairman Charged With Felony Bank Fraud

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

Wisconsin Recall: Full Election Coverage

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

California Bill Requires Flu Vaccines for Doctors and Nurses

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

Miami-Dade Questions $1.7M In Stadium Expenses

County leaders believe charges like pillow cases shouldn't be credited towards team's portion of construction bill.
May 29, 2012

Michigan Bill Would Fix Detroit's Streetlights

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

Oklahoma Leaders: No New Funding For Schools

Conservatives say residents deserve a budget that reflect their values.
January 4, 2012

Gregoire Emerges as Top Contender to Head EPA

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.