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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 ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

What happens in Philadelphia may not stay in Philadelphia. That may be good news for municipal workers, pensioners and taxpayers faced with debts they may not be able to ...
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Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

In contrast to the political violence shaking Ukraine, Thailand, Venezuela and Turkey, the vibrancy of our American democracy has insured that smooth leadership transitions have ...

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The Volcker Alliance has joined with the Partnership for Public Service and the Robertson Foundation for Government to release a “Myth Busters” toolkit to combat widespread ...

Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Welcome to the Volcker Alliance blog. Here at the Alliance, effective government is our passion. We hope to connect with those who share our passion and build that passion in others. ...

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