Anne Kim is a senior fellow and director of domestic and social policy at the Progressive Policy Institute and a contributing editor at Washington Monthly. She writes about politics, poverty, social policy and economic opportunity. In addition to Governing, her work has appeared in The Washington Post,, The Wall Street Journal, Democracy and numerous other publications. A lawyer and a journalist, she's worked as a reporter and radio producer, a corporate attorney and as a senior staffer on Capitol Hill for a Tennessee congressman. She is currently writing a book on youth policy.

November 1, 2018

How 'Opportunity Zones' Could Transform Communities

The new federal program could lure fresh investment to distressed areas. But the clock is ticking.
September 21, 2018

When Cities Rely on Fines and Fees, Everybody Loses

They’re a tempting alternative to raising taxes, but their long-term costs far outweigh the revenue they bring in.
April 8, 2015

Not Your Grandfather’s Factories

It's not easy for manufacturing to attract the younger, skilled workers that it needs. We need to focus on both the educational pipeline and public perceptions.
February 26, 2015

Moving 9-1-1 Out of the Landline Era

If our 1968-vintage emergency-number system were enabled for the newer ways we communicate, it could work a lot better — and cost a lot less.