Dean Sherry Glied Writes on Data Access @

Dean Sherry Glied Writes on Data Access @

Sherry Glied, Dean and Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner, has published an essay entitled "Data and the Quest for Available Access" on the website of APPAM, the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management.

As she writes, "Making data more readily available, so that researchers can better evaluate and assess programs, will require governments spend time and money." Read on.

Dear Senators McCain and Obama

Dear Senators McCain and Obama

In a letter dated June 23, 2008, the noted government reform expert Paul Light — a professor at NYU Wagner — has urged John McCain and Barack Obama to use their influence and unique position as sitting senators running for president to pass bi-partisan legislation that would reform the appointment process and improve government performance. The McCain-Obama Government for the 21st Century Act recommended by Professor Light would cut the number of presidential appointees next year, accelerate the nomination and confirmation process, and help fix a broken federal government. A strong focus on governance during the campaign, Dr. Light contends in the letter sent to the two senators, will ensure that the next president is truly "Ready on Day One."

The release of the letter (below) coincides with the publication of Professor Light's op-ed in The Washington Post, entitled "Can't-Do Government" (also below).



Denison Published in the <i>Municipal Finance Journal</i>

Denison Published in the Municipal Finance Journal

Assistant Professor Dwight Denison�s paper, �How Conservative Are Municipal Investment Practices in Large Cities?� was published in the Municipal Finance Journal [(2002) Vol. 23, (#1 Spring) pp 35-51] based on his research findings about the investment practices of urban cities which found that the array of investments that are permissible for the investment of idle cash balances has expanded in the last decade as a result of strained fiscal resources, and that within the expanded array the investments most frequently utilized are those generally perceived as low-risk.


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