Anne Kim is the vice president of domestic 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.

September 1, 2019

High on Pot Taxes

Is there a revenue jackpot for states that legalize marijuana?
July 30, 2019

Anti-Fluoride Activism Is Bad, and Not Just for Public Health

Cities must resist this vocal minority using pseudoscience. Their budgets are at stake.
May 16, 2019

The Education Investment States Should Be Making

As the idea of "free college" gains popularity, Virginia and Iowa are instead focused on career and technical education.
March 19, 2019

As Students' Debt Mounts, a New Method of Repayment Emerges

“Income share agreements” could lower loan payments and the financial risks of paying for college.
January 15, 2019

The Rise of Do-Gooder Corporations

Doing good pays dividends for both corporations and governments. Just ask Philadelphia.
November 29, 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.