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Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

As many have noted, Barack Obama was able to give such a feisty and defiant State of the Union address this week in large part because the economic winds are, finally, at his back. With ...
Seasons Greetings from the Volcker Alliance
Public Service Education

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

As the holidays and a new year approach, it is good to reflect on the past year and look toward 2015. Over the past year, one thing has become increasingly clear. The need for the ...

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

Governor-elect Larry Hogan didn't even have a chance to finish his thank-you tour before getting a nasty budget surprise: The state's deficit for the coming year has jumped from $400 million to ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

Voters in California and Texas, the nation’s two most populous states, scored notable victories for fiscal responsibility on Election Day by overwhelmingly taking stands against ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

I’m reminded of America's infrastructure spending gap almost every morning as I sit on my regular 7:33 a.m. New Jersey Transit train creeping its way under the Hudson River to New York. ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Let’s be honest. A whole lot of people in and around government think performance measurement is an annoyance that needs to get done because it is legally required. ...
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Public Service Education

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

It was just over a year ago that our Board Chairman, Paul A. Volcker, launched the Volcker Alliance to address the crucial challenge of improving the execution of public policies ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

Puerto Rico is close to showing investors in the $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market for the first time since the Great Depression how confusing, frustrating, and enervating life ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Given the polarization of our nation’s politics, it is sadly rare to find a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers uniting around anything more consequential than renaming a post office. ...

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