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Subject: May: A special series on the rural/urban divide and more
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GOVERNING April 2014
April 2014

Rural/Urban Divide: A Special Series

Governing April issueThe split between urban and rural America is as big as ever. In this series, we look at:
-- How rural areas are losing people but not power;
-- Solutions to the rural/urban divide;
-- Endangered rural hospitals;
-- and rich counties with cash-strapped governments.

What's New This April


After 28 years in the Army, Tony Tata is now North Carolina's secretary of transportation, a job for which he lacks the traditional credentials. Does that matter?


Conservatives were out in force last year trying to roll back alternative energy requirements. They failed. Are attitudes on green power changing?

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Public Officials of the Year

Public Officials of the Year 2014

It's that time of year again. Take a moment to tell us about an outstanding state, city or county leader who has shown true courage, innovation and excellence in his or her job. Submit your nominations here.

Upcoming Governing Events

Michigan Leadership Forum in Lansing
April 2
Maryland Leadership Forum in Hyattsville
April 17
Infrastructure Research Roundtable in San Diego
April 24

Sponsored Webinars

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Special Coverage

Governing Finance 101 series

The world of public finance is not a simple place. That's why Governing is devoting special attention this year to helping improve public officials' financial understanding. Follow our coverage at


Mark Your Calendars

State & Local Government Benefits Association's conference in Memphis
April 6-9
Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management's conference in Washington, D.C.
April 12
2014 Brazil Summit in New York City
April 14
Association of State & Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials' meeting in Virginia Beach, Va.
April 23-24
The National State Budget Officers' State Fiscal Conditions meeting in Savannah, Ga.
April 24-26
The American Planning Association's conference in Atlanta
April 26-30
The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems' conference in San Antonio
April 27-May 1
GoGreen's Seattle Conference
April 30
National Association of State Procurement Officials' Eastern Region meeting in Atlantic City, N.J.
May 4-6
The American Society for Training & Development's conference in Washington, D.C.
May 4-7
American Public Transportation Association's Bus & Paratransit conference in Kansas City, Mo.
May 4-7
National Association of State Chief Information Officers' conference in Baltimore
May 6-9

For a complete list of upcoming events of interest to those working in state and local government, visit the Daybook at

Sponsored Papers

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