Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close after the Thanksgiving holiday, were not disclosed.
In addition to Governing, which has a circulation of 85,000 and reaches top state and local government officials, the deal includes the Governing Web site and the Public Official of the Year event.
Sacramento, Calif.-based e.Republic's products include Govtech.com, GTtv and Public CIO.
“Combined, the two organizations create the largest media firm providing news, research and analysis of the $2.9 trillion state and local government market,” Paul Harney, e.Republic's COO, said in a statement.
Times Publishing, which sold Congressional Quarterly earlier this year, was represented in the deal by media investment bank Jordan, Edmiston Group.