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Impartial Advisers Could Help Trump Restore Civil Service Accountability

Philip K. Howard, The Hill, June 4, 2018


Philip writes about the Trump administration’s executive orders on civil service, and calls for an outside committee to recommend an entirely new system.

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Here’s the Infrastructure Deal that Trump and Dems Should Swing

Philip K. Howard, New York Post, February 1, 2018


Philip makes the case for why investing in infrastructure is a moral and practical imperative.

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‘One Big Pothole’: Will Trump Fix America’s Decaying Infrastructure?

David Smith, Guardian, January 30, 2018


Philip is interviewed in an article looking at the sad state of American infrastructure and why Washington’s dysfunction is partly to blame.

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Reducing Project Permitting Time Would Be for the Common Good…But Will It Happen?

Matt Miller, American Journal of Transportation, January 29, 2018


Philip discusses why permitting reform is necessary in order to improve American infrastructure.

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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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