Mike enjoys telling stories with data. He currently crunches numbers and writes for Governing magazine on a variety of policy issues relating to state and local governments. He also manages the magazine’s data portal of charts, maps and other visualizations.
Before joining Governing, Mike was a reporter at the Erie (Pa.) Times-News, where he worked on data journalism projects and covered the morning police beat. His prior experience includes stops in Atlanta, Dayton, Ohio, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Peoria, Ill.
He holds a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University and undergraduate degrees in journalism and computer science from the University of Dayton. Follow him on Twitter at @mikemaciag.