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The Estimated Impact of the Cap on SALT Deductions in Illinois

The Estimated Impact of the Cap on SALT Deductions in Illinois

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) places a $10,000 cap on a filer’s sales and local taxes (SALT) deductions from taxable income. This means that the SALT…

Inspiring Public Confidence and Trust in Public Service

Inspiring Public Confidence and Trust in Public Service

Translating public trust into conduct requires rooting trust in one’s character and exhibiting it consistently. This provides others with a rationale not only to trust public administrators but also public…

Whims of Iron: Avoiding Ineffective Policy Making

Whims of Iron: Avoiding Ineffective Policy Making

A whim of iron is a decision made in a reactive, short-sighted manner. If we see a whim of iron emerge, we need to address it effectively so employees are…

The Importance of Ethics in Public Service

The Importance of Ethics in Public Service

Ethics in public service is a crucial part of the day-to-day activities that public administrators enact. There is absolutely no room for anything other than operating with full transparency.…

Preferred Practices for Promoting School Safety

Preferred Practices for Promoting School Safety

In light of increased attention to school safety in the United States, the Center for Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs…

Native Americans and the Intersection of Social Equity and Public Administration: Time to Walk the Talk

Native Americans and the Intersection of Social Equity and Public Administration: Time to Walk the Talk

We have not done justice to Native Americans when it comes to social equity in public administration, and that must change.…

Factors Influencing Employment Capacities of Local Governments

Factors Influencing Employment Capacities of Local Governments

Decisions on public employment are crucial for a number of reasons. First, the delivery of local services depends on a sufficiently sized workforce in local governments. What are some core…

Has Motivated Reasoning Changed the Dynamics of Politics and Administration?

Has Motivated Reasoning Changed the Dynamics of Politics and Administration?

There are times where public managers recognize the need for a particular course of action that has minimal political or public support. How do managers overcome the political tendency…

Control Effectiveness: Management’s Role

Control Effectiveness: Management’s Role

Testing control effectiveness, in design and in practice is a key management responsibility, and not one to be left to internal audit. As we move towards more risk-based operating models,…