Category Archives: Municipal Finance

Harpooning a Sacred Cow- “Strategic Plans Are Rarely Strategic-Or Effective”

Professor Wyatt Wells recently offered a column in the Wall Street Journal titled “Strategic Plans Are Rarely Strategic-Or Effective.” Professor Wells is most certainly articulating a point of view that has entered many a mind when sitting through an interminable … Continue reading

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A Review of The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark

The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark My rating: 5 of 5 stars A very good book that takes us through the failures exhibited by all levels of government in Flint, Michigan that led … Continue reading

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The EPA Report on Flint Water

The story of the Flint water system, and how governmental action (and later inaction) created infrastructure that poisoned the residents of Flint by the supply of tainted water, has not only impacted the residents but has left a wide trail … Continue reading

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Seabrook Earns Big Money Through Public Auctions

The Seabrook Board of Selectmen have created centralized purchasing by policy, which has led to savings in procurement across the enterprise. As part of this major reform the Board abolished the position of Projects Clerk, and created the position of … Continue reading

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Ideological Prisons: Detroit

I am back, after a brief respite. The unfolding story in Detroit has been of great interest to me, and although there is far to go before the final resolution the chorus of those on both sides of the political … Continue reading

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More on Government from Eric Schnurer

The Atlantic has been running a series of posts by governmental efficiency expert Eric Schnurer, which started with the thought provoking piece entitled “Government Should Run Like a Business—but Not in the Way You Think”. I did my own post … Continue reading

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Manzi in the Morning-Rep. Linda Dean Campbell Interview

State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell comes on the show to talk about the state budget, transportation finance, and some new legislation she is sponsoring. My thanks to Rep. Campbell for taking the time to come on the show. http://yourlisten.com/swf/Player.swf?id=16996240

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