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Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

Donald Trump enters office with an ambitious vision and many promises to keep. But he’ll quickly discover one important lesson: No current problem that ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

How will Donald Trump lead the federal government and drive progress on the priorities he set during his campaign, such as good jobs, clean drinking water and well-served veterans? Here’s ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

According to a September, 2016 Galup poll, more than one in thre Americans surveyed indicated that they had little or no trust in their state governments. That's better than is the case with the federal ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

Karen Thoreson thinks about innovation and government a lot. As president of the Alliance for Innovation, she's an expert on how municipalities can use fresh ideas to ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

“Many parents of children with special needs ... find it difficult to get the services they need for their youngsters and so they come to us,” says state Sen. Diane Allen, ...
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Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

Trice Construction was frustrated. For years, the Chicago contractor for sidewalks, curbs, gutters, foundations and pavement had been dealing ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

Open records laws make it possible for the public to get their hands on valuable government information. That's generally a good thing. But there are a number ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

In just a four-year term, it’s not uncommon for a governor to watch high-level officials walk out the door—sometimes several times for the same job. Though there are no studies indicating ...

Commentary: Raj Sharma, Peter Morrissey

Every year, thousands of professionals at all levels of government in the United States execute contracts to buy $2 trillion in public goods and services, ranging from fighter jets ...

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