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Trump Wants More Big Infrastructure Projects. The Obstacles Can Be Big, Too.

Barry Meier, New York Times, November 19, 2017


The New York Times describes Philip’s and Common Good’s role in influencing the Trump administration’s infrastructure policy.

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Build Big Without Wasting Billions

Philip K. Howard, New York Daily News, October 23, 2017


Philip writes about how repealing obsolete law, particularly New York’s Scaffold Act and the federal Jones Act, could fund needed infrastructure improvements.

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Here’s How to Help Pay for a New Cross-Hudson Tunnel

New York Post, October 21, 2017


The New York Post editorial board discusses Common Good’s recent report on how repealing New York’s obsolete Scaffold Law could save the state hundreds of millions of dollars.

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When It Comes to Regulations, the Deck Is Stacked Against Small Businesses

Leigh Buchanan, Inc., September 8, 2017


Inc. magazine’s Leigh Buchanan reports on Philip’s recent testimony before the House Small Business Committee and his three-step plan for streamlining small business regulation.

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How We Waste a Massive Amount of Infrastructure Money — Before Building Even Starts

George Will, Washington Post, June 9, 2017


Columnist George Will responds to a critique of Philip’s September 2015 “Two Years, Not Ten Years” white paper.

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Trump Capping Off ‘Infrastructure Week’ with Plans to Speed Up Building Permit Process

Adam Edelman, New York Daily News, June 9, 2017


Philip is interviewed about President Trump’s plans to streamline infrastructure approvals.

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Bayonne Bridge’s Ships Can Finally Come In

Gerald Schifman, Crain’s New York Business, June 9, 2017


Philip is interviewed about raising the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge, a project he discusses in detail in The Rule of Nobody.

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Summary of Common Good’s Report: Two Years, Not Ten Years

Philip K. Howard, American Infrastructure, May 11, 2017


American Infrastructure magazine publishes a summary of Philip’s September 2015 report on the costs of delaying infrastructure permits.

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Fixing the Civil Service

Philip K. Howard, Ripon Forum, April 28, 2017


Philip details how America’s civil service system could and should be remade for the 21st century.

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A Trillion Is Not Enough: Trump’s Infrastructure Ambitions Grow

David Smith, Guardian, April 12, 2017


Philip is interviewed about his meeting with President Trump and a possible way forward to fix America’s broken infrastructure.

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When Will Trump and Congress Shred the Red Tape?

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner, April 3, 2017


Syndicated columnist Michael Barone urges President Obama to read Philip’s recent essay in the New York Daily News on how Congress can expedite infrastructure approvals.

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Shred the Red Tape

Philip K. Howard, New York Daily News, April 2, 2017


Philip puts that the onus on Congress to fix America’s infrastructure approval process and adequately fund projects.

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