State and Local Government Market Insights

This month we’re tracking a series of important market trends. As expected, state budgets are getting a boost from federal tax law changes enacted late last year. We’re also watching some interesting activity on criminal justice reform and affordable housing. Thanks for joining us.

State finances are stronger thanks to higher than expected tax revenues.

Earlier this month the Wall Street…

Welcome to Governing Market Insights for April. This month, we’re tracking changing political dynamics that could impact a wide range of important issues, as well as some other notable trends.

From pay equity, to drug addiction, to gun violence, the political dynamics around a range of complex issues are changing.

Problems once relegated to marginalized populations are increasingly hitting the middle class — raising their visibility with elected leaders and…

Thanks for clicking into Governing Market Insights for March. This month we’re tracking the potential impact of several federal policy changes on state and local government spending. Have a comment or a question? Send it to me at

Interest among conservative states in work requirements and other new conditions for government benefits recipients could drive the need for significant technology upgrades.

At least 10 states have requested waivers from the Trump administration…

Twenty-five new participants selected for yearlong program designed to promote and support elected women leaders from across the nation.

Governing announced the selection of 25 women elected leaders to the Women in Government Leadership Program Class of 2018. The women selected to the program are changing the face of politics in America, from council chambers to statehouses, during a tumultuous time in American history. …

Mark Funkhouser

Mark Funkhouser is the Publisher of Governing magazine.

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