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Elizabeth Daigneau

managing editor

Elizabeth Daigneau -- Managing Editor. Elizabeth joined GOVERNING in 2004 as an assistant web editor. In addition to her editing duties, she writes about energy and the environment for the magazine. Before joining GOVERNING, she was the assistant to the editor at Foreign Policy magazine. She graduated from American University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and literature. 

In an unprecedented move that will cut costs for low-income households and cut emissions for everyone, the state is paying for some homes to install energy-efficient appliances.
Critics argue that the revenue raised isn't worth weakening the incentives to buy more environmentally friendly vehicles.
It's leading an increasing number of state and local governments to commit to 100 percent clean energy goals.
To meet their energy goals, cities are starting to make new buildings have solar panels or vegetation atop.
David Gadis, DC Water's new CEO, has big shoes to fill. He wants to make his own mark.
The state has a history of inspiring environmental movements across the country.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on why he vetoed a bill that would have qualified someone, including a child, for medical marijuana. Only five of the 30 states and the District of Columbia that allow medicinal marijuana list autism as a qualifying condition.
The number of opioid overdose deaths in Wisconsin in 2016 that were among people age 55 or older. While the majority of deaths from opioids are of those in their 20s and 30s, older adults are an overlooked group that presents special challenges, says Paul Krupski, director of opioid initiatives for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
A University of Cincinnati study found no evidence of groundwater contamination from recent oil and natural gas drilling in several Appalachian counties in eastern Ohio.
The group is meeting this week in Chicago to vote on it. Although medically assisted death has gained ground in this country -- with six states and the District of Columbia legalizing the practice -- it remains a divisive issue among health-care providers.