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Education for the Public Workforce

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 ...
Why Agencies Need More Flexibility to retain Retiree Expertise
Education for the Public Workforce

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. ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

As we celebrated Independence Day last weekend, Americans had a lot to be proud of. Unfortunately, too many communities in Georgia and around the country will be ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Well-administered government is not a partisan issue, but that does not mean it should be ignored during campaign season. As the remaining candidates vie to be the next ...

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, ...

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. ...
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: 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

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 ...

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