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John Martin

Senior Editor

John Martin is a senior editor for Governing. A former managing editor for the magazine, he created and edited Governing's website. From 2010 to 2016, he edited and published GovManagement Daily, an email newsletter on public-sector management.

Before joining Governing at the time of its launch in 1987, Martin was an editor at newspapers in North Carolina, Georgia and Pennsylvania and at a national news service in Washington, D.C.

Before streetcars practically disappeared, they carried millions of people around our cities. Will light rail systems decline too?
The U.S. Postal Service will never have a bright fiscal outlook, but it’s going to be vital to our communities and our economy for a long time to come. Should we just keep cutting, or is it time to rethink the mail from scratch?
An intriguing quote from the judge who decided the no-longer-endless Washington State governor's race yesterday: "Almost anyone who works in state and local government ...
This week the Washington Post is publishing a compelling series of articles on the region's Metro transit system, saying the the nation's second busiest subway ...
You read it here first: Kay Bailey Hutchison is running for president. The wildly popular senior U.S. senator from Texas, in deciding not to ...
That a private-sector computer consultant was able to easily hack into the FBI's computers and gain access to the passwords of Director Robert S. Mueller ...
Arnold Schwarzennegger is in gaffe trouble again. Last week was "hot-blooded Latinas" week, or maybe it was something else; it's hard to keep ...
The dire predictions of massive voting problems today, electronic and otherwise, remind me of the leadup to Y2K. Remember how airliners were going to ...
When I lived in Pittsburgh in the early '80s, I developed an appreciation for pierogies and became reasonably fluent in the charming local lingo ...
For those of you who have been wondering about what became of my years-long quest for an electric car, here's an update: I still don't ...