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Stephanie Johnston

Stephanie Johnston

As editor in chief, Stephanie Johnston oversees Public Works’ print magazine, website, e-newsletters, and digital initiatives. Before joining the staff 10 years ago, she worked on publications owned by the American Bar Association, Associated Equipment Distributors, and agriculture-industry publisher Century Communications. In 2015, she became editor of Concrete Construction sister publication Concrete Surfaces. She has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and lives in a Chicago suburb. E-mail sjohnston@hanleywood.com or follow her on Twitter at @StephanieatPW.

Stephanie Johnston's Posts

Poof! $1 Trillion Goes Up In Smoke

The White House wants 80% less for infrastructure than presidential candidate Trump proposed. It does have an interesting idea for funding operations and maintenance without raising local taxes. Trouble is, you’re already doing it. Read more

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First Pensions, Now Government Retiree Health Benefits First Pensions, Now Government Retiree Health Benefits

An analysis of "other post-employment benefits (OPEB)" shows that local governments hold most of $862 billion in unfunded retiree health care costs. Read more

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It’s Infrastructure Week! Not To Be Confused With …

National Public Works Week (that's next week). Infrastructure and public works are not the same thing. Until residents and elected officials understand the difference, national infrastructure policy will always miss the mark. Read more

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Thank You, Salary Survey Respondents Thank You, Salary Survey Respondents

Almost 300 Public Works readers filled out our recent salary survey questionnaire. We’re crunching the numbers now, but one trend remains constant. Read more

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Hey, Look! I Got Continuing Education Credits! Hey, Look! I Got Continuing Education Credits!

I'm not a professional engineer, water operator, or other public works professional who needs credits to maintain my "degree." Still feels like an accomplishment, though. Read more

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