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New research published by the Volcker Alliance provides a new level of clarity about the size and composition of the federal government ...

Commentary: Thomas W. Ross

As the bitter debate over healthcare unfolded in Washington this summer, it’s no coincidence the prominent voices for moderation and compromise ...

Commentary: Donald F. Kettl

The foundation for building trust begins with the argument for transparency. The central idea, developed during the Enlightenment, is that government's legitimacy builds ...

Commentary: Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

Last year, procurement manager Cheral Manke put up a giant black-and-white poster on the walls of Washington state’s central procurement ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

This week’s 2017 Fiscal Summit, sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation in Washington, DC, saw US Senate and House leaders of both parties pore over ...

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 ...

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 ...

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