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President Trump’s tax plan, released in September, includes a promise to simplify the tax code. The U.S. tax system is uniquely complex with its plentiful...

Oct 23, 2017 Blog Post

While reforming commuter benefits at the federal level should be the end goal, the best place to start addressing commuter parking may be in the...

Sep 14, 2017 Blog Post

Last week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt unveiled an idea for a Top 10 list that is sure to create controversy: a new ranking intended to...

Aug 4, 2017 Blog Post
Rating the Online Financial Transparency of Special District Governments

“Special districts” are a type of government agency that exist outside of traditional forms of general purpose local or state governments, and serve key governmental...

Apr 25, 2017 Report

“Special districts” are government entities that exist outside of traditional forms of general purpose local and state governments. Sometimes known as authorities or quasi-public agencies,...

Apr 25, 2017 Blog Post
Big Projects. Bigger Price Tags. Limited Benefits.

America spends tens of billions of dollars each year on wasteful highway projects that are unnecessary or damaging to our communities - even as crying...

Apr 18, 2017 Report

A few highlights from our work in 2016, including envisioning a new transportation future, highlighting the promise of solar energy, exposing the dangers of fracking,...

Jan 4, 2017 Blog Post
Utilities and Fossil Fuel Interests That Are Undermining American Solar Power - 2016 Edition

Behind the scenes, electric utilities, fossil fuel interests and powerful industry front groups have begun chipping away at the key policies that have put solar...

Dec 1, 2016 Report

Trumpism exists on the edge of the map where the dragons are. Beyond that, there’s nothing.

Nov 11, 2016 Blog Post

If you care about making social change of any kind, the inclination to worship data and analytics and to downplay vision and values is one...

Nov 9, 2016 Blog Post

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