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Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

The foundation for building trust begins with the argument for transparency. The central idea, developed during the Enlightenment, is that government's legitimacy builds ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

The financial stresses roiling Illinois, which is heading into a third consecutive fiscal year without an enacted budget, are just a super-sized version of similar strains being felt in ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

Professors and graduate students from 11 public administration and policy schools across America gathered in New York in June to review recent state fiscal trends and discuss their preliminary ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

Last year, procurement manager Cheral Manke put up a giant black-and-white poster on the walls of Washington state’s central procurement ...

Commentary: Paul A. Volcker, Sheila Bair

Progress in financial regulation is often two steps forward and one step back. This isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes taking a step back ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

This week’s 2017 Fiscal Summit, sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation in Washington, DC, saw US Senate and House leaders of both parties pore over ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

This week, we pause to celebrate and thank the millions of government workers engaged in public service. Let me suggest that we also commit to fixing government systems to make it ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

With newspapers and scholarly reports full of discussion about states and their shortages—or surpluses—of tax revenues, it would be ...
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Commentary: William Glasgall

The beginning of fiscal year 2018 is barely four months away in all but four states—Alabama, Michigan, New York and Texas—and governors from coast to coast have started proposing ...

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