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U.S. Local Governments Map

Maps shows where cities, towns and other local governments are most concentrated.

By Michael Maciag  |  May 30, 2019
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Politics & Elections

2018 State Elections Forecast

Louis Jacobson, Politifact senior correspondent and Governing contributor, makes his predictions based on consultations with multiple experts in the states as well as national party strategists.

By Nicolas Bakkie  |  June 4, 2018
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Workforce

Why Unions' Supreme Court Loss May Not Be as Bad as It Seems

It’s widely assumed that the Janus ruling dealt public-sector unions a major blow. But the numbers may play out differently.

By Mike Maciag  |  September 5, 2018
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Management & Labor

How Many Jobs Can Governors Take Credit for Creating?

Governors can affect their states’ employment picture, but not in the way -- or with the speed -- that most people think.

By Mike Maciag  |  March 8, 2017
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Elections

Millennials Let Their Grandparents Decide Local Elections

Young people rarely vote in presidential races -- and even less often in mayoral contests. See which cities have the biggest generation gap in turnout.

By Mike Maciag  |  January 17, 2017
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Politics & Elections

Gov2Gov: The Lobbying That Falls Under the Radar

Cities, counties and states put a lot of effort -- and money -- into lobbying other levels of government.

By Mike Maciag  |  July 26, 2016
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Management & Labor

States Where Government Workers Are Most Prevalent

There's a wide variation in the numbers of public employees and how much they cost in each state. See how yours compares.

By Michael Maciag  |  July 19, 2016
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Data

State Same-Sex Marriage State Laws Map

Thirty-seven states had legalized same-sex marriage prior to the Supreme Court ruling.

By Mike Maciag  |  March 25, 2013
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Politics

Congressional District Compactness, Gerrymandering By State

Geographic analysis measures compactness of each congressional district.

By Mike Maciag  |  October 25, 2012
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Politics

Public Corruption Convictions: State Totals, 2001-2010

Convictions for public corruption cases, broken down by state

By Mike Maciag  |  March 23, 2012
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Politics

Seats Gained in 2012 State Legislative Elections

View maps and current political party totals for each state legislative body in all 50 states.

By Mike Maciag  |  February 3, 2012
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