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Public Finance

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 ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

For more than a decade, Governing periodically published a report called “Grading the States.” Known more formally as the Government Performance Project (GPP), it evaluated ...
Government Services

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

Just before President Trump’s health care plan went down in flames, Press Secretary Sean Spicer defiantly told reporters, “We're not looking at a Plan B.” Well, it’s clearly time now to ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

The Volcker Alliance’s Truth and Integrity in Government Finance project's university research partners took a close look at the southeastern states’ fiscal health, budget transparency, ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

It’s a question that many federal workers are asking as they look for ways to express opposition to their new boss but keep their jobs. During the presidential campaign last year, one survey found ...

Commentary: Gaurav Vasisht

In a recent statement to the leaders of the G20 nations, the Systemic Risk Council, a group of distinguished former regulators and academics, urged policymakers to remain committed to ...

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

President Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, shook official Washington with his pledge before the Conservative Political Action Conference to ensure the “deconstruction of the administrative ...

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

Any day now, President Trump is expected to sign an executive order that would lay the groundwork for reorganizing the federal government. It’s a monumental undertaking, and ...
Education for the Public Workforce

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

In January, New York’s governor announced a new perk for some state government employees: $5,000 scholarships. The money will go to 60 of the state's top-performing staffers and can be ...

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