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Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

During the Great Recession years, filling jobs in the public sector was uncomplicated. With unemployment rates high, there was no shortage of applicants. “When we had the downturn, ...

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William Glasgall, the Volcker Alliance's director of state and local programs, addressed the annual meeting of the nonpartisan Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama in Birmingham ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Grants are among the most important tools the federal government uses to accomplish its objectives. At $600 billion, they comprise over 15 percent of annual outlays, forty percent ...

Commentary: Robert J. O'Neill, Donald F. Kettl

When the next president moves into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, a host of big challenges will be waiting: ensuring good jobs, public safety, quality education, good health care, a clean ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

’Tis the season for New Year’s Resolutions, when we set goals for ourselves as individuals – what we want to achieve in the coming year. The broad appeal of goal-setting is not surprising. ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

While Illinois and Pennsylvania are still struggling to enact 2016 budgets almost halfway into the fiscal year, other states from coast to coast have adopted improvements in their budgeting ...

News

An issue paper by Paul C. Light, Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service and a special adviser to the chairman of the ...

Press Releases

At a press conference held today at the National Press Club, Paul A. Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, and Paul C. Light, Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service ...

News

Two reports released by a team of researchers from the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) and the Volcker Alliance demonstrate ways states ...

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