(April 18, 2019) Common Good, the nonpartisan reform coalition, today praised a new report – “The coming showdown over government reform: How the dismantlers and rebuilders will shape the 2020 election” – published jointly by New York University, the Brookings Institution, and the Volcker Alliance.
(September 10, 2018) Common Good Chair Philip K. Howard testified on Thursday, September 6, at a Congressional hearing on infrastructure reform. The hearing – titled “Permitting: Finding a Path Forward” – was held jointly by two subcommittees of the U.S.
(May 15, 2018) Common Good today released an update of its 2015 report “Two Years, Not Ten Years” revealing that the cost of delay in rebuilding America’s infrastructure has grown in five years from about $3.7 trillion to nearly $3.9 trillion.
(April 11, 2018) The White House released on Tuesday a Fact Sheet announcing Federal agencies are signing a One Federal Decision Memorandum of Understanding, establishing a coordinated and timely process for environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects.
(March 12, 2018) Common Good, the nonpartisan reform coalition, today released its estimate of the cost of a one-year delay in construction of the Gateway Rail Tunnel Project under the Hudson River.
(November 29, 2017) Philip K. Howard, Chair of Common Good, testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources on the need to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the landmark statute that requires that federally-funded projects review potential environmental impacts and consider alternatives before breaking ground.
(October 17, 2017) Common Good, the nonpartisan reform coalition, released today an analysis of New York’s obsolete, 19th-century Scaffold Law, which finds that it could add $300 million needlessly to the cost of the Gateway Rail Tunnel Project.
(March 1, 2017) The Renewing American Infrastructure Roundtable was held on February 9th and 10th, 2017 to discuss federal reforms and policy changes in the US to accelerate the improvement of our critical economic and social infrastructure.
(May 09, 2016) Common Good today released a report revealing that improved permitting for the proposed Gateway Rail Tunnel Project under the Hudson River could save taxpayers billions and avoid significant environmental harm.
(November 21, 2013) A new nationwide survey of U.S. voters finds that a solid majority of voters (61%) believe it would be possible to cut the amount of time it takes to do environmental reviews of infrastructure projects without harming the environment.
(December 11, 2012) A new nationwide survey of U.S. voters finds that large majorities think America needs simpler, less complicated government. At a time when national political issues are polarized, the magnitude of agreement found in this poll is striking:
(October 15, 2012) A new nationwide survey of U.S. voters finds that large majorities think complicated government rules and regulations are major impediments to job creation and want Congress to address the problem.
(October 1, 2012) A new nationwide survey of small business owners and managers finds that 69% believe complicated government regulations are “major impediments to the creation of new jobs.” Of those surveyed, 68% said that more businesses are investing in new technology rather than new employees “to avoid complications created by federal employment laws, mandates and regulations.”