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Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

’Tis the season for New Year’s Resolutions, when we set goals for ourselves as individuals – what we want to achieve in the coming year. The broad appeal of goal-setting is not surprising. ...

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: Gaurav Vasisht

In remarks before a recent House Financial Services Committee hearing, Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen stressed the importance of using a "macroprudential" approach ...
Education for the Public Workforce

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

Bubbling in the background of public management research is a huge puzzle: are researchers spending far too little time on the really big questions in the field, because of ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Numerous efforts are currently underway to develop recommendations for the next presidential administration both on policy and on management matters. None, to my ...
Education for the Public Workforce

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Whether it's government regulation or businesses monitoring themselves, a vibrant economy needs an effective, fair regulatory system. This is a fact poorly understood, seldom discussed and ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

The trend of states putting more of their own money into infrastructure spending has received a major boost with the Texas Secretary of State reporting that an overwhelming 83 percent ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

John F. Kennedy understood the power of a goal when he announced in 1961 the goal of landing a man on the moon in a decade and returning him safely back home, a goal reached eight ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

While Congress dithers over a long-term transportation funding bill, U.S. states increasingly are taking things into their own hands, raising taxes on motor fuels and considering other ...

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