This is the one hundred and thirty-second episode of Public Interest Podcast with Dr. Mark Funkhouser
, Publisher of Governing Magazine and former Maryor of Kansas City, MO, Zach Patton
, Executive Editor of Governing Magazine, and Peter Harkness
, Founder and Publisher Emeritus of Governing Magazine and former Deputy Publisher of Congressional Quarterly. These journalists speak about the growing influence of local and state government on American Democracy as the federal government perpetuates its gridlock. Together they work to improve government by reporting on politics, policy, and management in our nation's city county, and state legislative bodies.