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Between Two Tranches Blog: ARPA Financial Blueprints

Between Two Tranches Blog: ARPA Financial Blueprints

By starting with an ARPA Financial Blueprint, state and local governments can maximize the impact of their ARPA dollars while securing —and even improving—their fiscal future. …

Mask Mandates Find Favor in Virginia and Nationwide

Mask Mandates Find Favor in Virginia and Nationwide

As schools and businesses continue to reopen following nearly 18 months of pandemic-related closures, debate continues regarding mask mandates.…

The Pandemic and Federalism: Transparency and Accountability to Improve the Response of the Whole Government

The Pandemic and Federalism: Transparency and Accountability to Improve the Response of the Whole Government

COVID-19 is not just a health, humanitarian, socioeconomic or educational crisis; it is a governance crisis, testing the resilience of governance systems and institutions during the pandemic.…

Are Southern States Less Free Due to Lack of Public Health Policy?

Are Southern States Less Free Due to Lack of Public Health Policy?

We can expect the disparities in the United States to continue to widen unless public health policy is able to appeal to the broader audience needed for progress to be…

Why are Ethical Standards Important for Nonprofit Practices and Transparency?

Why are Ethical Standards Important for Nonprofit Practices and Transparency?

It is highly important for nonprofit organizations to continuously earn their constituents’ trust through ethical practices that are well-defined.…

Reforming America’s System of Federalized Occupational Licensure

Reforming America’s System of Federalized Occupational Licensure

State-limited licenses are sensible for some professions with significant legal and practical differences across jurisdictions. However, the practices of endorsement and reciprocity between states should be explored to help reform…

The Value of Preserving Our Thoughts

The Value of Preserving Our Thoughts

Here are some great suggestions for replacing unwanted thoughts or emptiness with good, enriching mind matter—information we don’t want to ignore. …

Artificial Intelligence and the Administrative State

Artificial Intelligence and the Administrative State

AI computer systems associated with administrative functions that affect citizens are here and will be an increasing part of administrative computing services. The most important concern is how we will…

Making Sense of Wisconsin’s Absurd Election Investigation

Making Sense of Wisconsin’s Absurd Election Investigation

In the long term we can protect the non-partisan nature of local government wherever it comes under threat. But, in the immediate term, we must call out phony election investigations…

A Pragmatic Approach to Climate Change: Part 3—Demand Gross Carbon Reductions Every Year

A Pragmatic Approach to Climate Change: Part 3—Demand Gross Carbon Reductions Every Year

This column discusses the reasons for making gross carbon consumption (or gross reduction in CO2 emissions) the only metric that matters both at the national and global levels.…

Private Prisons—Public Need

Private Prisons—Public Need

Unless there are clear reasons for returning the prison system to public facilities alone, the private prison system is an alternative that helps mitigate past problems.…

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