Posted in Congress Renee Ellmers

Public-private partnerships for delivery of social services ????

“Social Impact Bonds” is one of the new buzz-terms bouncing around the DC Beltway. Bi-partisan “get-something-done” legislation promoting this concept has been introduced in the US House.  The subject was part of a panel of discussion at this weekend’s South By Southwest (SXSW) conference in…

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You can shift money around AND change the entity’s name — but it’s STILL a bureaucratic, money-bleeding mess

Earlier this year, we got bombarded with information about what a cronyism-infested money-wasting mess the state’s Rural Center was. State commerce secretary Sharon Decker was in town recently on one of those ‘listening tours’ that we *love* so much.  Decker sang the praises of “public-private…