Tag: legislation

March 22, 2019
January 25, 2019
September 21, 2018

by Pamela Clouser McCann Bridges to nowhere, airports named for legislators, and construction signage regarding taxpayer dollars at work—these are typical accoutrements of legislative office.  Showing your constituents what you…

June 14, 2018
June 12, 2018

by Anthony Orlando Power is up for grabs in Washington. A controversial President, an unpopular Congress, and a midterm election all make 2018 a battleground for political control. Who will win?…

June 1, 2018
May 15, 2018

We’re six months away from one of the most consequential midterm elections in modern history, and Americans are fed up with Congress. Politicians have gotten a bad rap throughout history, but today’s legislators are setting record lows in approval ratings and public trust. What gives? Why do they disappoint us so often? Are they really ignoring our needs and demands, or are we misunderstanding the challenges they face?

In this episode, Sarah Anderson shows that it’s a little of both: politicians don’t listen to all constituents equally, but they also can’t just snap their fingers and fulfill our wishes.

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March 21, 2018
August 21, 2015

Governmental public policies provide a framework for programs, services, and resource allocations to address societal problems. The bicameral nature of the United States Congress provides a setting for conflict not just on whether to reform existing policy, but on what policy instruments to employ. 

May 9, 2014
April 8, 2010

SPPD Governance Salon featuring Edward Kleinbard, USC Gould School of Law April 7, 2010 Abstract:Explicit federal outlays are determined through elaborate budget procedural rules (framework laws), but tax expenditures in…