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Importance of the Social Safety Net

Importance of the Social Safety Net

Building a framework to recognize when and how frequently we revisit public policy around retirement, healthcare and costs of living will help us to better understand the barriers to providing…

TWITTER: A Potential Tool for Policymaking in Government

TWITTER: A Potential Tool for Policymaking in Government

Our findings suggest that engagement through a social media platform could help inform policy decisions and discussions. By allowing citizens to participate on an organized and coordinated platform, those closest…

Economic Redevelopment’s Hidden Gem: PACE Financing

Economic Redevelopment’s Hidden Gem: PACE Financing

One of the most attractive aspects of PACE financing is that it can cover 100 percent of the cost of improvements, including the cost of audits, engineering and interest. This…

Leadership and Failure – Lessons for Life and Public Administration

<strong>Leadership and Failure – Lessons for Life and Public Administration</strong>

Finally, changing how we think about failure may also help to reduce one’s feelings about fear. Fear is part of life (it happens to the best of us) and provides…

ESG Reporting in State & Local Government

ESG Reporting in State & Local Government

Awareness of ESG disclosure standards and GASB expectations will be vital for transparency and accountability of state and local governments in the future.…

One Health Biosurveillance: An Important Tool for Limiting Societal Disruption

One Health Biosurveillance: An Important Tool for Limiting Societal Disruption

While this is certainly not a cure-all for the partisan and cultural divisions that are sure to face any public health strategy, early detection and warning is an important tool…

Plastic Recycling vs. Climate Change: Part 5 – Pragmatic About Plastic 

Plastic Recycling vs. Climate Change: Part 5 – Pragmatic About Plastic 

Public policy always involves navigating tradeoffs and avoiding goal displacement. As I have argued, the plastic recycling programs around the United States need to be kicked to the curb in…

Integrating Online Teaching Modality in Public Administration Program—A Perspective from Strategic Planning Management

<strong>Integrating Online Teaching Modality in Public Administration Program—A Perspective from Strategic Planning Management</strong>

Integrating online teaching modality (OTM) strategically prepares our program for emergent situations, and for regular and long-term program flexibility and enhancement. …

A Renewal of Statesmanship

A Renewal of Statesmanship

Statesmanship is the hallmark of a great politician and public servant. Let’s demand it from all our representatives.…

The State-Local Squeeze: New State Priorities Threaten Local Government Administration

The State-Local Squeeze: New State Priorities Threaten Local Government Administration

Several states have recently been asserting their primacy in their relationships with local governments, setting up conflicts with local priorities for law enforcement, water, and land use.…

How Can University Research Help Local Governments?

How Can University Research Help Local Governments?

The contributions of the academic community can be even more vital to the profession with an increased emphasis on case studies that can guide the way for local government managers.…