Commentary, News & Press


Commentary: William Glasgall

While we urge states to pursue sustainable budget practices, states will need to be adaptable with their budgets during the pandemic.

News: Event Coverage

The seminar aimed to accelerate schools’ planning around expanded engagement of undergraduate learners in public service education.

News: Event Coverage

In this online briefing, experts discussed strategies for surmounting the fiscal challenges the pandemic poses for states and cities.

Press Releases

The Fed will buy $500 billion of short-term debt from states and localities, a much-needed move for governments during the pandemic.

Commentary: Thomas W. Ross

The success of our response to this crisis hinges in large part on the talent, preparedness, and dedication of our government workforce.

Commentary: William Rhodes

A rapid, “V-shaped” economic rebound after coronavirus passes seems increasingly unlikely. Policymakers must gird for a long haul back.


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The final report of the Commission aims to ensure our government has the talent it needs to serve the public today and in the future.


In addition to a recent media briefing in DC, Senior Fellow Paul C. Light’s work was cited by the Washington Post and CNN.