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Commentary: William Glasgall

Voters in cities elect mayors and councils to run their municipalities. What they didn’t count on were the cases—like in Detroit and the three California cities that have sought federal ...
Education for the Public Workforce

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

It has been a busy spring and summer at the Volcker Alliance. We just released a report on Truth and Integrity in State Budgeting: Lessons from Three States. Honesty in laying out ...

Commentary: Paul A. Volcker

It has been a long slog for the economy since the last and by far the most severe financial breakdown in my experience almost brought our economic system to its knees. Right now, in ...

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

Congratulations! You’ve won the nasty 2016 election for president of these United States. It was a long slog through more bad chicken dinners and dusty halls than anyone could ...

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

As many have noted, Barack Obama was able to give such a feisty and defiant State of the Union address this week in large part because the economic winds are, finally, at his back. With ...
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Education for the Public Workforce

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

As the holidays and a new year approach, it is good to reflect on the past year and look toward 2015. Over the past year, one thing has become increasingly clear. The need for the ...

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

Governor-elect Larry Hogan didn't even have a chance to finish his thank-you tour before getting a nasty budget surprise: The state's deficit for the coming year has jumped from $400 million to ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

Voters in California and Texas, the nation’s two most populous states, scored notable victories for fiscal responsibility on Election Day by overwhelmingly taking stands against ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

I’m reminded of America's infrastructure spending gap almost every morning as I sit on my regular 7:33 a.m. New Jersey Transit train creeping its way under the Hudson River to New York. ...

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