Local and State Innovation

Not All Bad on the Criminal Justice Front: Crime, Sentencing and Corrections Reform Gains Momentum Across the States

For the full report with citations, the PDF can be downloaded here. Introduction Until recently, what we did with the incarcerated was not the sexiest topic in US policy and politics.  Most politicians know preaching about the ills of our prison systems is not likely to get out the vote while the danger of appearing soft on crime…

GPPR’s 2015 Series on Local and State Innovation: An Introduction by Kansas City Mayor Sly James

If you want to study effective policymaking ideas and processes, then you should turn your attention away from Washington’s gridlock and towards the local governments that are America’s new source of policy innovation. Cities create policies that get things done, with less room for political discourse and greater agility for productive results. Our citizens expect…