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Commentary: William Glasgall

Happy fiscal New Year! Or so the National Council of State Legislatures proclaimed in its blog post this month. I second the council’s wish for fiscal 2017, but but with a bunch of ...

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn’t adapt to a changing environment. There are bad signs that American government is caught in its own Jurassic trap — a mismatch of its ...
Education for the Public Workforce

Commentary: Peter Morrissey

Each year, governments in the United States spend about $2 trillion to purchase goods and services—from tanks to textbooks to health care to software—for public use. While the scale ...

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 ...

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