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Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to talk with chief administrative officers from local governments in the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG). I wanted ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

William Glasgall, Director of State and Local Programs at The Volcker Alliance, discusses what’s important to keep in mind when looking at state budgets. He describes the benefit of ...

Commentary: Lawrence Hsieh, Gaurav Vasisht

There is a general consensus that the next financial crisis will follow the familiar arc of bubble, falling asset values, a run, credit/liquidity crunch, finger-pointing, new regulation, financial ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

The adoptions of fiscal 2017 spending plans in Wyoming and New York this spring mark the opening of the US budget season. Legislators and governors in at least 32 more states ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

There used to be an unwritten—and oft-repeated—understanding among state officials: Higher education expenditures were not going to be part of a statewide performance measurement ...

Commentary: Robert J. O'Neill

The more than two dozen U.S. presidential debates and forums to which the global public has been subjected in this election cycle have focused primarily on ideology and ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Passage of a new law does not guarantee realization of its intent. As Thomas Edison once cautioned, “Vision without execution is hallucination.” Earlier this month, Congress ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

Municipal debt—and what governs issuance, yields, and the consequences of too much borrowing—was the focus of three academic papers on the US and China delivered ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

Historically, there's been an unfortunate and unproductive divide between people who have the same goal of getting government to make more informed and data-driven decisions. On ...

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