The Ripon Forum

Volume 47, No. 2

Spring 2013 Issue

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By LOU ZICKAR

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Leaning on Principle to Set an Example

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Leaning on Principle to Set an Example

By MAC THORNBERRY

Following the passing of Margaret Thatcher, Texas Rep. Mac Thornberry reflects on her lasting legacy.

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The Housing Rebound and the Continuing Need for Reform

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The Housing Rebound and the Continuing Need for Reform

By KIT BOND and HENRY CISNEROS

At a time when the housing market has begun to recover, a recent report offers major housing finance reforms.

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Union Work on the Taxpayers’ Dime

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Union Work on the Taxpayers’ Dime

By DENNIS ROSS

The Florida Congressman discusses the need to protect taxpayers’ dollars from federal employee misuse.

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“Relentlessly Positive” – A Q&A with Rick Snyder

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“Relentlessly Positive” – A Q&A with Rick Snyder

The Michigan Governor discusses how he approaches his job and his effort to provide value to the taxpayers of his state.

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Governor Snyder’s Performance Dashboards: Driving Accountability in Michigan

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Governor Snyder’s Performance Dashboards: Driving Accountability in Michigan

By JOSEPH G. LEHMAN

A look at Governor Snyder’s effort to deliver quality service to the people of Michigan and the unique way he measures results.

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In Case of Emergency

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In Case of Emergency

By SANDY K. BARUAH

While Detroit is desperate for a turnaround, learn how a governor is committed to making it happen.

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A New Model for Local Governance

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A New Model for Local Governance

By BENITA M. DODD

Sandy Springs, Georgia is thriving and outsourced city services are to credit.

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The Texas Model for Prosperity

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The Texas Model for Prosperity

By BILL PEACOCK

A look into how Texas is going beyond government subsidies for growth.

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Ripon Profile of Deb Fischer

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Ripon Profile of Deb Fischer

“I think everyone knows that I’m conservative. I believe in limited government. I believe in government — you must set priorities, and then make tough decisions on how to fund those priorities.”

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