Author Archives: briefpolicyperspectives

Restoring Voting Rights: Did Florida’s Amendment 4 Go Far Enough?

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 […]

GW WonkCast S4E8: Below the Fold: Packing the Courts, Payday Lending, and Regulating the Boeing 737 Max

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! Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play to #staywonky. The views expressed herein are those of the co-hosts and do not necessarily reflect the views of Policy Perspectives […]

Op-Ed: The Role of Ethics in Data-Driven Policymaking

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. […]

Regulatory Sludge: Reducing Paperwork to Preserve Our Time

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 […]

More Evidence, Better Policy: Understanding the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act

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 […]

GW WonkCast S4E7: Below the Fold: State Medicaid Buy-in Programs, Overseas Contingency Operations, Green New Deal Federal Jobs Guarantee

Join co-hosts Nathalie Grogan, Erik LaDue, and Eli Richman for a lively discussion of important developments unfolding in public policy. 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 not necessarily reflect the views of Policy Perspectives or the Trachtenberg School of Public […]

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 […]