Tag: Public Policy

A Year in Review with My Public Safety Client, NGA 911

My work in communications with NGA 911 has given me a unique view of public safety. I have the privilege of sitting in calls with Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) directors across the country to learn more about the challenges they face in bringing better 9-1-1 to our communities. As

Federal Housing Policy

Federal housing policies have existed since the 1930s. Citizen support for federal housing policies evokes a range of emotions from ambivalence to violent opposition. A recent decision by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is no exception. The ruling, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), is designed to deconstruct current housing policy

Policy Analysis: Student Debt

According to some economists, scholars, and researchers, the future of national student debt burden is bleak. As the number of students attending college increases so too does the debt they incur.

small business

The SBA: Big Brother or Nurturing Mother? A Tale of Two Policy Narratives

Like many policies, the Small Business Act of 1953 did not happen overnight. It is the product of many forces both external and internal to federal government. These forces come in the form of lobby groups, media, agendas of elected officials, changes in the philosophy of the Presidential Administration, budgets

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