Changing Federal Politics, But Potential at State and Metro Levels

In this episode of <em>Next American City</em>'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.
November 25, 2010, 11am PST | Nate Berg
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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."

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Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 in Next American City
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