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Commentary: William Glasgall

While Illinois and Pennsylvania are still struggling to enact 2016 budgets almost halfway into the fiscal year, other states from coast to coast have adopted improvements in their budgeting ...

Commentary: Antonio Weiss

by Antonio Weiss and Brad Setser

When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, Americans on the mainland were horrified by the scale of the damage—thousands of deaths, hundreds of thousands displaced, millions left without electricity, and, by some estimates, economic losses as high as $90 billion. What few registered, as the hurricane’s toll and the shocking inadequacy of the U.S. government’s response became clear, was an underlying cause of Puerto Rico’s condition: that the island is still effectively a U.S. colony.

Commentary: Sheila Bair

Could leveraged loans pose a threat to the economy like subprime mortgages did a decade ago?

Commentary: William Glasgall

New Jersey and Illinois announce that revenue collections for the current fiscal year are running ahead of earlier estimates.
Education for the Public Workforce
4/17/19

Commentary: Sara Mogulescu

Sara Mogulescu, Volcker Alliance executive VP, is a reviewer for the Engaged Cities Award. Read her interview with Cities of Service.

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Two recent graduates, Sarah Morningred and Maya Corrin, have joined the Volcker Alliance programs and communications teams.

Commentary: John Kamensky

Tom Ross, Volcker Alliance president, announces an initiative to join up academics and practitioners to solve problems from the bottom up.

Commentary: Chris Hamel

Municipal Market Analytics gives an overview of the latest state budgeting report, infrastructure, deferred maintenance and transparency.

Commentary: Paul A. Volcker

Paul Volcker considers the state of banking today in an interview with bank analyst Mike Mayo of the CFA Institute.

Commentary: Thomas W. Ross

The Volcker Alliance's president examines the damage caused by the government shutdown and it's negative impact on the future of public service.

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