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February 2014 edition: Detroit bankruptcy, per-mile tolling, pension reform, social impact bonds, and more
February 2014 edition: Detroit bankruptcy, per-mile tolling, pension reform, social impact bonds, and moreFebruary 27, 2014
In this issue:
- MUNICIPAL BANKRUPTCY: Analyzing Detroit’s Plan of Adjustment
- TRANSPORTATION: Replacing Fuel Taxes With Per-Mile Tolling
- PENSIONS: Why the “California Rule” is Counterproductive
- INNOVATORS IN ACTION: Pioneering Pension Reform in Michigan
- SOCIAL FINANCE: Massachusetts Announces Social Impact Bond Program
- PRIVATIZATION: Missouri Think Tank Examines State, Local Privatization Opportunities
- News & Notes
- Quotable Quote
Show-Me Institute report examines ways Missouriís state, local governments partner with private sectorFebruary 27, 2014
Earlier this month, the Missouri-based Show-Me Institute released a report examining ways that Missouri’s state and local governments can and do partner with the private sector to provide an array of public services, as well as challenges that some jurisdictions have faced in contracting out services and best practices in implementation. I recently interviewed Show-Me Institute Director of Local Government Policy David Stokes, the report’s author, on its findings.
$27 million initiative targets youth recidivismFebruary 27, 2014
A month after New York launched the nation’s first social impact bond initiative, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced the launch of the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Pay for Success Initiative, a seven-year, $27 million program that represents the largest social finance investment in the U.S. thus far.
Sasha Volokh has a new article on Reason.org well worth a read that discusses the so-called "California rule" on pensions.
Interview with Douglas B. Roberts, Ph.D., former Michigan State TreasurerFebruary 21, 2014
Reason Foundation Director of Government Reform Leonard Gilroy recently interviewed former Michigan State Treasurer Douglas Roberts on the factors that prompted Michigan’s historic pension reforms, how proponents made the case for reform, lessons learned from the reform effort, and more.
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- Forget Budget Wish Lists. A Sluggish Economy Calls For Much Less Federal Spending.
March 5th, 2014
- Obama's Pricey Budget is Just a Big Government Political Pamphlet
March 4th, 2014
- Supposedly Fiscally Conservative Republicans Make Exceptions For Defense Spending
February 25th, 2014
- Feds Waste $100 Billion Per Year in Improper Payments! Will Grow with Obamacare, Medicaid Expansion!
February 24th, 2014
- Obama: The Time for Austerity is Over, the Time to Spend is Now!
February 21st, 2014
- Friday Funnies: Stuck Debt Ceiling
February 21st, 2014
- Time for a Guaranteed Income?
Veronique de Rugy
February 19th, 2014
- Clean Debt-Limit Increases are for Suckers or, Tomorrow We Scrimp But Tonight We Spend Like There's No Tomorrow!
February 15th, 2014
- Bureau of Indian Affairs Commonly Blows Money on Illegal Leases, Says Inspector General
February 13th, 2014
- It's Hayek's World, the U.S. Government Just Spends in It
February 10th, 2014
- Debt-Ceiling Update: GOP Wants to Reduce Future Spending Except When It Doesn't
February 7th, 2014
- Robert Gates Says UK Military Cuts Could Harm Its Ability To Be "Full Partner"
January 17th, 2014
- Could Californiaís Bullet Train Head Back to the Voters?
January 13th, 2014
- Feds Investigating Chris Christie for Spending Federal Post-Sandy Marketing Aid on Tourism Ad That Featured Him and His Family
January 13th, 2014
- Gov't Incapable of Scrounging $6 Billion in Offsets to Extend Unemployment Benefits
January 8th, 2014
- 3 Reasons 2014 Might Be the Most Libertarian Year Ever!
January 7th, 2014
- Biggest Defense Boondoggle Ever, F-35 Fighter Jet, Being Built With Illegal Chinese Parts!
January 3rd, 2014
- So How Is Franceís De Blasio Doing, Anyway? (Hint: Like Merde)
January 2nd, 2014
- Senate Approves Budget Deal, Walking Back Previous Attempts to Reduce Spending
December 18th, 2013
- What Governmentís Being Accused of Serial Patent Infringement and IP Theft?
December 17th, 2013
- White House Wants to Borrow As Much As Government Can Spend, Not Negotiating on Debt Ceiling
December 16th, 2013
- If Detroit Cares About Its Future - and Art - It Will Sell its Museum's Masterpieces
December 15th, 2013
- Bipartisan Bill Aims to Cut Official Portrait Spending
December 13th, 2013
- House Overwhelmingly Approves Spending Measure That Rolls Back Sequester
December 12th, 2013
- Boehner Frustrated With Any Opposition to Budget Deal That Raises Spending
December 11th, 2013
- Privatization & Government Reform Newsletter #4 (Feb 2014 edition) (2/27)
- Privatization & Government Reform Newsletter #4 (2/27)
- Missouri Think Tank Examines State, Local Privatization Opportunities (2/27)
- Massachusetts Announces $27 Million Social Impact Bond Program (2/27)
- Sasha Volokh on the Counterproductive "California Rule" on Pension Benefits (2/22)
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