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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. 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Understanding Linguistic Discrimination: Consequences and Policy Responses

Lena Nour, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Could the sound of your voice be subject to discrimination? This year marks the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education (1954), a landmark Supreme Court case which declared racial discrimination in public schools unconstitutional. However, many forms of racial discrimination remain prevalent today and some […]

The Promise of Free Community College and What States Deliver

Caitlyn Valadez, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  Mamie Voight of the Institute for Higher Education Policy once noted that ”free is a message that works.” The phrase “free community college” is often used to describe and promote scholarship programs that cover tuition costs for community college students.  This policy approach to making college more […]