A common good campaign
Cut Red Tape.
It’s not hard to make most things work. A little common sense goes a long way. People take responsibility. They’re judged on results.
Our government doesn't work that way anymore. We all know that government is broken. But Washington insiders will never fix it, unless we join together to demand a historic overhaul. The solutions are relatively easy—remaking government into simple frameworks that allow people to take charge again. What’s hard is overthrowing the Washington status quo. It will only happen with your help.
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(MetroFocus, 10/6/2017) The push to build another railroad tunnel linking New York and New Jersey may hinge on support from the White House. Will the President get on board? Or will the gateway tunnel get stuck at the station? We talk to Philip K. Howard, the chair of Common Good for the answers.
(Inc., 9/9/2017) Small businesses need their own separate regulatory system. It should be simple. It should be accessible from one place.
(House of Representatives, 9/6/2017) Philip K. Howard testified in front of the House Small Business Committee today about cutting red tape and smarter regulation for small businesses.
(The Guardian, 8/19/17) It was as if Godzilla were smashing up their bridges, roads and railways before their eyes.
(Our American Network, 7/6/2017) A Tree Falls and Floods A Creek…But, YOU CAN’T Remove It!
(Common Good, 6/2017) Last month, the Center for American Progress released a report defending the current lengthy process and slurring Common Good and other reformers as “environmental review opponents.”
(CNBC, 7/10/2017) Philip Howard, Chair of The Common Good, discusses how the U.S. can improve it’s crumbling infrastructure with private funding.
(George Will, The Washington Post, 6/9/2017) In September 2015, Howard, founder and chair of the reform advocacy group Common Good, published the paper “Two Years Not Ten Years: Redesigning Infrastructure Approvals.
(Gerald Schifman, Crain’s New York, 6/9/2017) Large cargo ships have been crossing the world’s oceans for years but until this week couldn’t get past the Bayonne Bridge to reach Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal. That changed Thursday.
(Adam Edelman, NY Daily News, 6/9/2017) President Trump will spend the final day of his so-called “Infrastructure Week” Friday rolling out Brooklyn-born plans to roll-back regulations
(The Ripon Society, 4/2017) Once a cure for good government, it is now a cancer that needs to be reformed.
(NY Daily News, 4/2/17) President Trump has signaled that one of his next big initiatives will be to jump-start a trillion-dollar program to rebuild America’s fraying infrastructure.