Monthly Archives: February 2019

Notes from the Policy Field: Expanding Opportunity Through Evidence-Based Transportation Policy

Event: Expanding Opportunity at State and Local Levels through Evidence-Based Policymaking Date: January 31, 2019 Notes from the Policy Field provides write-ups of policy-oriented events in Washington, D.C. Written by Reeve Jacobus, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives America’s transportation infrastructure is often discussed at length during elections, but the country’s roads and bridges have […]

GW WonkCast S4E6: Below the Fold: Regulating Scooters, Raising the Smoking Age to 100, DHS’s “Fake” University

Join co-hosts Nathalie Grogan, Gabriel Moss, and Eli Richman as they go below the fold. We also debut a new segment for you this week: Out There considers weird and wacky policy proposals and investigates what they might look like if they were actually implemented. Sources:  https://thehill.com/latino/427769-dhs-used-fake-university-in-michigan-to-apprehend-undocumented-immigrants https://dcist.com/story/18/11/12/bird-says-new-scooter-regulations-make-it-impossible-to-serve-d-c/ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47129503 http://fortune.com/2019/02/05/hawaii-smoking-age-100/ Contact us at wonkcast@gmail.com or on Facebook. […]

GW WonkCast S4E5: Below the Fold: Baby Bonds, Medicare Reform, and Paul Whelan

Co-hosts Nathalie Grogan, Eli Richman, and Erik LaDue cover a lot of ground in this week’s podcast, from Cory Booker’s Baby Bonds proposal to Medicare coverage reform to the detention of American Paul Whelan by Russian authorities. Join us for a conversation about important policy developments you might not find above the fold. Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK234191/ […]

Not-So-Affordable Housing: Addressing Impacts on Low-Income Renters

Maya Pendleton, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives A growing body of research suggests that increasing housing costs uniquely impact renters, particularly low-income renters. Researchers have linked eviction to a lack of affordable housing; over one million renters are evicted each year. For comparison, over one million homes were foreclosed during the peak of America’s financial […]

Legalization of Medical Cannabis as a Policy Response to the Opioid Epidemic

Thomas J. Rachko Jr., MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  An advertisement displayed on a bikeshare dock near GW’s campus proclaims “Choose Plants Over Pills.” The advertisement is part of an educational series created by the National Holistic Healing Center, a Washington, D.C. and Maryland-based medical cannabis dispensary. The dispensary aims to share “both the anecdotal […]