Commentary, News & Press

 

Commentary: William Glasgall

Illinois and New Jersey are showing us how you should never, ever underestimate politicians' willingness to put off painful fiscal decisions. Not just until tomorrow, but to the next generation, ...
Education for the Public Workforce

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Katherine Archuleta, director of the Office of Personnel Management, recently told an audience at the Excellence in Government Conference that “We are drilling down in ...

Commentary: Richard Ravitch

In several excerpts from his memoir “So Much to Do: A Full Life of Business, Politics, and Confronting Fiscal Crises,” Alliance Board Member Richard Ravitch discussed his experience as ...

Press Releases

In a testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, Alliance President Shelley Metzenbaum urged greater attention to recruitment, ...

Press Releases

The Volcker Alliance announced today that William Glasgall, veteran business journalist and former Managing Editor at Bloomberg News, has joined the organization as Director for ...

Press Releases

Paul A. Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, announced the formation of a nonpartisan initiative to address the challenge of effective execution of public policies and ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

President Barack Obama’s nomination of Shaun Donovan, the current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, to serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget, signals ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

Put today’s obligations off until tomorrow. Claim new revenue and savings that may or may not materialize. And say your budget is balanced, just like the law dictates in most cities and states. ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

It’s a good idea for states, counties and cities to forecast their revenue. It’s not such a good idea when governments make predictions that are chronically overoptimistic. That’s ...

Pages