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Commentary: Shelley H. Metzenbaum

This week, we pause to celebrate and thank the millions of government workers engaged in public service. Let me suggest that we also commit to fixing government systems to make it ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

With newspapers and scholarly reports full of discussion about states and their shortages—or surpluses—of tax revenues, it would be ...
Public Finance

Commentary: William Glasgall

The beginning of fiscal year 2018 is barely four months away in all but four states—Alabama, Michigan, New York and Texas—and governors from coast to coast have started proposing ...

Press Releases

In wide-ranging remarks delivered today at the 2017 Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting held at the International Monetary Fund Headquarters in Washington DC, Paul ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

For more than a decade, Governing periodically published a report called “Grading the States.” Known more formally as the Government Performance Project (GPP), it evaluated ...
Government Services

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

Just before President Trump’s health care plan went down in flames, Press Secretary Sean Spicer defiantly told reporters, “We're not looking at a Plan B.” Well, it’s clearly time now to ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

The Volcker Alliance’s Truth and Integrity in Government Finance project's university research partners took a close look at the southeastern states’ fiscal health, budget transparency, ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

It’s a question that many federal workers are asking as they look for ways to express opposition to their new boss but keep their jobs. During the presidential campaign last year, one survey found ...

Commentary: Gaurav Vasisht

In a recent statement to the leaders of the G20 nations, the Systemic Risk Council, a group of distinguished former regulators and academics, urged policymakers to remain committed to ...

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