Regardless of which side of the aisle you are on, the budget fracas
in Washington, D.C., provides a great contrast to what’s happening
in the states and localities. Many of nearly 100,000 elected
governments, special districts and other organizing units in
government across the nation took their...
Last fall, Governing embarked on a special project called
"Generations," documenting the role of our separate population
cohorts in American public life. It drew widespread reader interest
and convinced us to keep experimenting with new ways to report on
the rapidly changing world of state and local...
We are asked often, “How can my company get a foothold in the
education market?” I usually reply that it is about the journey,
not about the destination. By that I mean the education market is
focused on specific results involving student growth, faculty
improvement and cost savings. Educational institutions rarely are
measured by a bottom line...
Whether deliberately or by coincidence, we’ve been talking about
failure a lot recently. And as anyone who watches Silicon Valley
knows, failure is generally good for innovation. At our California
Leadership Forum in Sacramento last month, Lieutenant Governor
Gavin Newsom talked about the need to embrace failure, paraphrasing
On a cold, 30 degree Saturday, GOVERNING staff spent the day
volunteering at a Washington, D.C. Habitat for Humanity build site.
The crew, composed of GOVERNING's publisher, Erin Waters, along
with staff from its editorial, marketing and sales teams, worked on
three of six residences, helping erect scaffolding, painting,
applying siding and other...
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