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Detroit’s Grand Bargain: The Role of Philanthropy in Tough Budget Times

Detroit’s Grand Bargain: The Role of Philanthropy in Tough Budget Times

Philanthropic foundations are taking an increasingly visible role in policy leadership and public finance in post-recession jurisdictions, as well as cities facing economic distress, unemployment, population loss, distressed property values,…

Bias in Big Data and the Implications for Local Governments

Bias in Big Data and the Implications for Local Governments

Bias in AI and Big Data is a complicated and fast-moving topic of debate among mathematicians, computer scientists, civil libertarians and other experts. Any local government looking to use AI…

Public Administration, Social Equity and a New Dichotomy

Public Administration, Social Equity and a New Dichotomy

Public administration's current challenge is to enact and implement policies that improve equity based on human rights, economic justice and political participation. Now is the time to close the chasm…

Defending the Right to Choose: An Argument That Shouldn’t Have to be Made

Defending the Right to Choose: An Argument That Shouldn’t Have to be Made

As of May 31, nine states have signed laws that significantly restrict access to abortions. These policies put women who are already vulnerable at even higher risk. Deciding what medical…

Gaining Access: Federal Technology Initiatives to Transform the Way Local Leaders Operate

Gaining Access: Federal Technology Initiatives to Transform the Way Local Leaders Operate

Implementation of broad initiatives, such as a nationwide expansion of wireless communications, must be approached with renewed pragmatism by all players involved across all levels of government, including on the…

Age Discrimination—It’s Getting Old

Age Discrimination—It’s Getting Old

There is precious little that protects Baby Boomers from age discrimination – despite the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Smart, forward-thinking recruiters…

Wanted: Transparent Health Information Management Systems

Wanted: Transparent Health Information Management Systems

On May 2, 2019 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) outlined a comprehensive strategy to foster innovation for transformative medical technologies. Yet currently, health information management systems are…

Want Better Mission Accomplishment? Embrace Telecommuting!

Want Better Mission Accomplishment? Embrace Telecommuting!

The telecommuting option isn’t the future of the workforce—it’s already here. Meanwhile, the evidence for an improved workplace, better productivity and happier, more engaged employees continues to mount. …

Debtors, Prisons and Jails: A Dark Specter

Debtors, Prisons and Jails: A Dark Specter

There are numerous disturbing trends in America’s criminal justice system. Responsible policy implementation and just governance require administrators to confront these realities so we can begin to improve the lives…