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Alan Greenblatt

Senior Staff Writer

Alan Greenblatt — Senior Staff Writer. Alan covers politics as well as policy issues for Governing. He is the coauthor of a standard textbook on state and local governments. He previously worked as a reporter for NPR and CQ and has written about politics and culture for many other outlets, print and online. He can be found on Twitter at @AlanGreenblatt.

Tulsa has long relied on oil and gas to fuel its economy. It's created a tech and entertainment ecosystem that turned out to be a perfect fit for the era of remote work.
Inside politics: Key governor contests are set with abortion as the central issue; a defense of state Senates puts the focus on Nebraska; and, once again, a big number of legislators are facing no competition in elections.
Kansans have seen a long history of battles over abortion. The question may be settled on Tuesday, when voters could approve an amendment that would allow a ban.
Eric Greitens splits the Republican party, Trump notches another win and Texas Democrats are betting on Beto.
One county in Kentucky is typical. Formerly run exclusively by Democrats, it gave three-quarters of its vote to Donald Trump due to cultural and economic concerns.
Shooters have targeted members of particular groups, including Black, Hispanic and gay people. A few may have been motivated by politics as well as bigotry.
Sen. Mitt Romney warns about “cataclysmic” dangers, New York’s Gov. Kathy Hochul will face no minor party challengers this fall and abortion has emerged as one of the top political issues of the year.
What seems like a narrow point of law could have profound consequences for American elections — including the race for the White House in 2024.
Twice as many teachers are thinking about quitting than at the start of the pandemic. States are raising pay, but there's a promising model in Arizona that might make more stick around.
The Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade sends the abortion question back to the states. Additional red states are expected to join those with suddenly relevant bans on the books.