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Conservative Convergence in High-Growth Counties: Theory Meets Reality (Part One)

Conservative Convergence in High-Growth Counties: Theory Meets Reality (Part One)

Georgia's race attracted national and international attention along with a flood of campaign financing. The setting was the immediate northern suburbs of Atlanta, within the context of its rapidly expanding…

Next Time

Next Time

It is never too early to start planning for the next time. Harvey has shown all of us we need more than the Ike Dike to protect homeowners and businesses in…

Administratively Strained: Immigration Courts

Administratively Strained: Immigration Courts

U.S. Immigration Courts issue decisions which impact millions inside and outside of the United States. While policy debates continue, these courts work diligently to apply laws to real lives. Absent…

The Opioid Epidemic and the ACA

The Opioid Epidemic and the ACA

This month, the Trump Administration announced two new health care initiatives: a “prosecution first” approach to the American Opioid Epidemic, and the winding down the bundled payment pilot to hospitals.…

Japan’s Recent Prime Minister’s Scandals and Records Management

Japan’s Recent Prime Minister’s Scandals and Records Management

Japanese citizens are entitled to much better public records management and information disclosure, which is the foundation of democratic governance.…

Collaborating at the Local Level to Serve Veterans and their Families

Collaborating at the Local Level to Serve Veterans and their Families

But how can these agencies and those that serve veterans directly work together to achieve better results and wider funding? There are three critical ingredients to such an effort by…

Shared Governance

Shared Governance

Employees want to contribute to their employer’s success – or, more accurately, they will remain committed if they feel valued and respected.…

Public Service – Vocation, Not Vacation

Public Service – Vocation, Not Vacation

I, for one, am tired of the comical descriptions the public conjures up of the public employee. We’re not locked into the negative imaging we’ve been assigned. We can do…

From Public Opinion to Public Policy: Local Government Turns Priorities into Integrated Plan for High-Quality Schools and Education

From Public Opinion to Public Policy: Local Government Turns Priorities into Integrated Plan for High-Quality Schools and Education

The City of Henderson recognizes the critical role quality schools and education play in its effort to remain a premier community. The inclusion of goals and strategies related to enhancing…

Just Don’t Breathe the Air!

Just Don’t Breathe the Air!

Recent studies have suggested that air pollution is implicated in such diverse health issues as respiratory disease, dementia, bleeding ulcers, heart attack, stroke, cancer, infertility, premature births, diabetes and even…

The Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis

In Philadelphia, the sixth largest city in the U.S., opioids were present in 80 percent of all drug overdoses. Moreover, the number of deaths attributed to opioids continues to rise…