Wanted: A State and Local Voice
One could argue that state and local governments are the proverbial canary in the coal mine, the first to deal with a flood of fiscal sacrifices that eventually wash across the beltway.
The president's new deficit reduction commission is off and running with an illustrious group of commissioners, according to our colleague Paul L. Posner at Management Insights.
There's one problem, however. The group is missing state and local representation. READ MORE.
Management Insights is published here on Governing.com in collaboration with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. The column is moderated by Stephen Goldsmith, a Professor of Government at Harvard Kennedy School (on leave), and deputy mayor of operations for the City of New York.