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Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

We hate to wait, especially for something we don't want to do, such as get a license at the Department of Motor Vehicles, navigate airport bag-and-body checks, or call the cable ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

State and local budgets are based on general fund revenues. The cash usually comes from such primary sources as income and sales taxes, and pays for a wide swath of government ...
Education for the Public Workforce

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

Several weeks ago, we wrote a column about employee surveys in state and local government. It focused on the importance of using the results to take actions that improve the workplace. ...

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 ...

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