Governing (magazine)

Governing was a national monthly magazine, edited and published in Washington, D.C. of which subject area was state and local government in the United States. The magazine was in circulation between 1987 and 2019. It covered policy, politics, and the management of government enterprises. Its subject areas includes such issues as government finance, land use, economic development, the environment, technology, and transportation.

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Year founded1987 (1987)
Final issueSeptember 2019
CountryUnited States
Based inWashington, D.C.


For most of its life, Governing was published by Washington, D.C.–based Congressional Quarterly, Inc., a subsidiary of the Times Publishing Co. of St. Petersburg, Florida. In 1994, Governing acquired its primary competitor, City & State magazine, and that publication was merged into Governing. In 2009, it was sold to e.Republic.[1]

On August 7, 2019, the magazine announced that it would discontinue publication; its September 2019 issue is the last print edition, and it would close its website and other operations over the next few months.[2] However, it later announced a plan to remain in business with a different focus.[3]


  1. ^ Arango, Tim (November 22, 2009). "Concern at Governing Magazine Over Sale to Scientologists". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Governing to Close". August 7, 2019. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "What's Next at Governing". Retrieved 2020-04-11.

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