Campaign and budget season and the challenge in separating rhetoric from reality.
Small Dreams and the Challenge of Governing ‘The devil is in the details’
The Federally under-written FY2022 Budgets did a lot of good things. Now is the time to start FY2023 to insure those “good things” will last for a…
CURRENTLY All our budgets are wonderful in the short-term AND All our budgets are horrible in the long-term.
The Flaws in Data Driven Decision Making – All numbers are not equal in weight, meaning, or usefulness. Less staff limits ability to understand and act…
Budget Season in Illinois: Hiding the Bad News With “Happy Talk”. Why we rarely get to the discussion of new programs and long-term changes.
Budget Season in Illinois: The hidden flexibility in government budgets and how this affects the creation and implementation of new programs.
Budget Season in Illinois: The Focus on Bond Ratings and Misleading headlines Has Warped the Budget Process by Replacing Discussion of Funding Needs…
Budget Season in Illinois: Spin, Illusion, and Statistical Mis-direction
Will “Building Back Better” Just Repair What We Have Now Or Create Something New? And Will It Do It Quickly Enough?
We need Post Covid Agenda to Rebuild Illinois from the Community Up. Repeating the same strategies that failed in the pandemic crisis does not make…
Is The Economy Recovering? And For Whom? Why is the impact on State and Local Government Different?