Efficiency and Accountability

Commentary: Thomas W. Ross

Late last month, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide North Carolina's gerrymandering case, Rucho v. Common Cause, and ordered further review by the lower court. This outcome followed earlier deferrals on redistricting cases out of Wisconsin and Maryland. Along with Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, these decisions tell us that we are a long way from clear judicial determinations on the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering and we should not count on the courts to fix the problem.

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The Volcker Alliance is making available large volumes of in-depth state budgeting research for public use through a new online Data Laboratory.

Commentary: Thomas W. Ross

The onus for action is on the states to stop gerrymandering for political purposes and to end its destructive impact on our democracy ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

When Tom Shack took over the comptroller’s office for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which has administrative and audit oversight ...

Commentary: Marc Joffe, William Glasgall

One reason for the reduced reliance on accounting ratio analysis in the municipal bond market is the relative lack of availability of standardized data ...
Efficiency and Accountability

Commentary: Peter Morrissey

As the government shutdown of 2018 moves to its first full week, we have been treated to a fun parade of articles and commentary tallying up ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

Program evaluation offices have yet to become common throughout government -- and where ...
Efficiency and Accountability

Commentary: Terry Gerton

Leaders at all levels of government face tremendous challenges today. One of the most significant is the growing divide among ...

Commentary: Gaurav Vasisht

In its response to the Treasury Department’s Report, A Financial System that Creates Economic Opportunities: Banks and Credit Unions, ...

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