(May 29, 2018) 1. In his new book, Tailspin, Steven Brill details our nation’s decline over the last half-century into a “land of crumbling roads, galloping income inequality, bitter polarization and dysfunctional government.
(April 4, 2018) Washington is having a hard time getting its act together on infrastructure. The Trump Administration is strongly promoting the streamlining of permitting – a high priority for Common Good – but their funding plan ($200 billion to support $1.5 trillion) is not realistic, since states can’t fill the gap.
(Feb. 15, 2018) The White House’s infrastructure plan launches an essential public discussion of how to modernize America’s decrepit infrastructure in a timely fashion. Core elements of the plan reflect proposals made in our Two Years, Not Ten Years report, including:
- “One Agency, One Decision” environmental review structure.The proposal should go further and preempt state review for interstate projects.
(February 28, 2015) Is it possible in America to speak of nationhood and expect patriotic allegiance to what passes for a nation within the boundaries of the United States?