This Thursday: Local Government Collaboration: Are We There Yet???

The last several months have been extraordinarily busy ones for me as I find and hit a groove with my work at The Civic Commons on behalf of the EfficientGovNetwork.  You can check out what Jill built, with some very excellent assistance from the Civic Commons team, here and can join us in person to…

[video] Florida Primary: Gender Gap To Favor Romney, Not Repeat South Carolina Switcheroo

Last time, however, it didn’t hold. Will it today?  And to be clear, we’re not talking the gap between how men versus women vote for Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich. We’re talking about the gap between who women prefer between the two candidates. From the Wall Street Journal: Citing his combative style and personal life,…

On Feagler & Friends tonight: Dimora, County Economic Development, Arts levy & Obama SOTU

It was a very fun taping – airs tonight at 8:30pm on WVIZ and again on Sunday at 11:30am. Ohio Channel broadcast info is on the WVIZ page in the sidebar to the right of the blurb: Prosecutors Lay Out Dimora Indiscretions Posted Friday, January 27, 2012 Prosecutors Roll up Sleaze at Dimora Trial—week two…

Romney, Gingrich, the Gender Gap, and Florida

Well, the idea that the perceived and polled gender gap that appeared to favor GOP presidential nominee candidate and former Massachusett’s governor, Mitt Romney, absolutely fizzled and flipped when it came to election day in South Carolina last week. Yet now, here again, CNN is reporting that their polling shows a gender gap favoring  –…

In case there’s any doubt, Gingrich supports “Personhood” amendment, defunding Planned Parenthood in 2013

From an appearance last week, via this NPR report: NEWT GINGRICH: We are fully human upon conception because all of the genetic patterns needed are in existence at that moment, and therefore the right should attach at that moment. [NPR reporter Don] GONYEA: Gingrich also singled out an organization that is public enemy number one…

Regionalism, “efficient” government – what’s it take?

I’ll be blogging for The Civic Commons every Friday and here’s my first post, “Government mergers: The wisdom and the waiting.” No surprise, it’s about the wills and the will nots – as in, will merge/consolidate/collaborate/partner/share versus the will not merge, collaborate, partner, share.  Please strike up a conversation there – the commentary upon which…