(1.09.06) Putting a Price on Mobility
Debates about tolling our highways traditionally focus on the potential revenues they'll raise and how the money will be spent once it is raised. While this is an important piece of the overall equation, says the Reason Foundation's Geoffrey Segal, it falls short of detailing the full benefit tolling can bring.
(11.16.05) Privatizing Public Hospitals
A new study conducted by the Reason Foundation examines how privatization, combined with subsidized medical savings account vouchers, can improve healthcare and lower costs.
(11.09.05) Dr. Carl Mumpower
Dr. Carl Mumpower, recently re-elected to his second term on the Asheville City Council, faces a tough road ahead. Incoming council members, all liberal, progressives with high hopes of reform, will surely square off against the council's only republican in Mumpower.
Mumpower has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Saint Leo College, a master's in couseling from Western Carolina University, Master's degree in clinical social work from the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D in clinical psychology from Union Institute.
(10.28.05) Proven Strategies for Budget Reconciliation
LOS ANGELES, CA — This November, Coloradoans will make a critical decision about the future fiscal responsibility and tax policy in their state. Colorado, through its Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR), has emerged as one of the leaders in cutting taxes and restraining the growth of government that has nearly bankrupted many other states—returning $3.25 billion to taxpayers between 1997 and 2001. As a result, half of the states in the nation have followed its lead and introduced similar measures.
Budget strategy yields savings for county
Twelve Davidson County departments saved more than $1.3 million during the 2004-05 fiscal year using a budgeting strategy known as performance-based management.
(9.27.05) No. 858: Conventional Wisdom? There Is No Such Thing
Rosy projections for convention-civic centers usually don't blossom, and taxpayers are left with a huge tab for years.
(9.12.05) Medicaid cuts could target drug costs
The pharmaceutical industry could shoulder almost half of the $10 billion in anticipated cuts to Medicaid, if Congress heeds the advice of a panel charged with finding ways to rein in spending on the joint federal-state program.
(8.31.05) Innovation in American Government Award
The Innovations in American Government Program is a significant force in recognizing and promoting excellence and creativity in the public sector. Through its annual awards competition, the Program provides concrete evidence that government can work to improve the quality of life for citizens and that it deserves greater public trust.
(7.22.05) Reason Foundation Presentations
After the completion of a successful tour of three North Carolina cities across the state, from Hickory, to Fayetteville, and concluding in New Bern, the Reason Foundation's Andrian Moore and Geoffrey Segal have supplied CLI with their Power Point presentations as well as PDFs of the slides.
(6.21.05) Susan Burgess
Susan Burgess is currently serving her second term on the Charlotte City Council. As a Council member, Burgess has worked to balance the budget and preserve services without raising taxes.
Charlotte's explosive growth has contributed to many problems for the city, including transportation and business growth. From the standpoint of transportation, Burgess is wary of mass transit's approach to traffic congestion. As business continues to grow, Burgess fears that the use of incentives will erode the public's faith in local government.