Changing Federal Politics, But Potential at State and Metro Levels

In this episode of Next American City's podcast, the Brookings Institution's Bruce Katz discusses the future of federal policy as the country's political makeup changes after the mid-term elections.

Katz sees opportunity for innovation at the state and metropolitan levels.

"Katz hopes to see the emergence of a 'pragmatic caucus of governors'-an informal coalition of state and metro leaders who will recognize that a place-based, centrist course to governance can lead metro areas into a more secure future. Katz points to notable examples of even the most conservative states voting for spending on infrastructure projects; people will invest in things, he says, that they know will build the future."

Full Story: A “Pragmatic Caucus”: An Interview with Bruce Katz

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