Q&A compiled and edited by Thomas J. Rachko, Jr., MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives. Today’s Public Administrators asks administrators working in the public sphere about their experience implementing and shaping policy on the ground.  In Fall 2018, the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University reinvigorated its commitment to equity, diversity, […]

Kaid Ray-Tipton, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The 2018 midterm elections introduced many justice reform initiatives on ballots around the United States. Nearly 70 percent of constituents in Florida voted to approve Amendment 4, which automatically restored voting rights to people with felony convictions who have completed their sentence and probation or parole. Many […]

Join co-hosts Nathalie Grogan, Gabe Moss, and special guest Robert O’Shaughnessy of WRGW News for a lively discussion of important developments unfolding in public policy. Thanks to Robert for joining us! Sources:  Boeing 737 Max Safety: http://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/business/boeing-737-max-crash.html Supreme Court Packing:  https://www.npr.org/2019/03/20/705131248/democratic-candidates-embrace-the-risk-of-radical-ideas http://time.com/5550325/democrats-court-packing/ Payday Lending https://www.consumerfinance.gov/ask-cfpb/category-payday-loans/ https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-finalizes-rule-stop-payday-debt-traps https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/02/06/cfpb-proposes-weakening-obama-era-payday-lending-rule-win-industry/?utm_term=.0faa393654d9 https://www.apnews.com/bbf3d73e47c542eb80b3d930305cf855    

Jenna Shelton, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  The following is an op-ed and does not necessarily reflect the views of Policy Perspectives or the Trachtenberg school. Leveraging science and data in policymaking has extraordinary potential for improving outcomes across sectors, disciplines, and populations. In many cases, better evidence leads to more informed analysis and decision-making. […]

Julie Balla, MPA Candidate Time is the most precious commodity – let’s see if we can find ways to give our fellow citizens more of it. – Cass Sunstein Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard and former Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), delivered keynote remarks at the Society […]

Lena Nour, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  The American people are more skeptical of public institutions today than they have been for the better part of five decades. A recent Pew Research Center poll found that fewer than one in five Americans has confidence that their government will “do what is right” the majority of […]

Join co-hosts Nathalie Grogan, Erik LaDue, and Eli Richman for a lively discussion of important developments unfolding in public policy. Sources:  Green New Deal: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2019/01/25/the-green-new-deal-promises-jobs-but-workers-need-to-be-ready-to-fill-them/ State Medicaid Buy-in: https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2019/01/10/medicaid-buy-in-could-be-a-new-health-care-option-for-the-uninsured Overseas Contingency Operations: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44519.pdf https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2019/03/01/trumps-border-wall-to-cast-long-shadow-over-fy20-defense-budgetand-thats-not-all/ Contact us at wonkcast@gmail.com or on Facebook. Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play to #staywonky. The views expressed herein are those of the co-hosts and do […]