Bio & Contact Info

I edit the Web site Stateline, a project of the Pew Center on the States. At Stateline, we cover politics and policy in state capitals from a national perspective, for an audience of primarily policymakers and journalists.

Previously, I spent a dozen years at Governing magazine, a national monthly that covers trends in state and local government. I was a staff writer there for years, and later became managing editor and then executive editor before the magazine was sold in December of 2009.  I wrote the magazine’s Urban Notebook column, among other features, and I also have contributed to Preservation and Planning magazines. I currently live in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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