The latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team shows how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency.
CAP’s Doing What Works team launches a weekly series about how to reduce the national deficit while boosting government efficiency.
Gadi Dechter outlines in Government Executive how the federal government is working to communicate more effectively with the public.
James Hairston and Jitinder Kohli discuss how agencywide town halls at HUD improve communication, connect offices across the country, and hold senior leadership accountable.
Kristina Costa takes a look at the first state to pursue an innovative idea that could transform the way social programs are financed.
James Hairston and Jitinder Kohli discuss how a worker-recognition initiative at HUD can and should be replicated governmentwide.
Jordan Eizenga calls on Congress to bring back BABs, a Recovery Act program that expired at the end of 2010.
Seth Hanlon takes a pre-Tax Day break from counting down the country’s biggest tax code spending programs to see what many tax expenditures have in common—and how they can be improved.
Kristina Costa makes the case that as we move from the short-term to long-term debate, both sides should focus on finding ways to improve essential government services, not eviscerate them.
Seth Hanlon explains the $35 billion annual tax break that lets people avoid paying taxes on gains from selling a home.
Jordan Eizenga and Seth Hanlon explain the $22.6 billion annual tax subsidy for life insurance.
Pratap Chatterjee reports on a private workshop featuring senior government officials and industry representatives sharing examples of best practices in how the government buys and manages information technology.
Seth Hanlon explains the $24.5 billion tax break that lets businesses deduct the wear and tear on assets like buildings and equipment faster than they actually wear out.
John Podesta testifies before the Senate Budget Committee Task Force on Government Performance on the GRPA Modernization Act of 2010.
Seth Hanlon breaks down the $42 billion tax break that lets U.S. companies put off taxes on profits earned abroad.