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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. ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Let’s be honest. A whole lot of people in and around government think performance measurement is an annoyance that needs to get done because it is legally required. ...
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Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

It was just over a year ago that our Board Chairman, Paul A. Volcker, launched the Volcker Alliance to address the crucial challenge of improving the execution of public policies ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

Puerto Rico is close to showing investors in the $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market for the first time since the Great Depression how confusing, frustrating, and enervating life ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Given the polarization of our nation’s politics, it is sadly rare to find a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers uniting around anything more consequential than renaming a post office. ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

As we celebrated Independence Day last weekend, Americans had a lot to be proud of. Unfortunately, too many communities in Georgia and around the country will be ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Well-administered government is not a partisan issue, but that does not mean it should be ignored during campaign season. As the remaining candidates vie to be the next ...

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