Common Good Launches National Bipartisan Campaign With a New Vision for Fixing Broken Government


New York, NY – August 1, 2016 – Common Good today launched a national bipartisan campaign – called “Who’s in Charge Around Here?” – to build support for basic overhaul of the federal government. The campaign, which has been endorsed by leaders from both political parties, will show how to remake government into simple frameworks … Continue reading Common Good Launches National Bipartisan Campaign With a New Vision for Fixing Broken Government

New Common Good Study Finds That Improved Permitting for Gateway Rail Tunnel Project Would Save Taxpayers Billions and Avoid Environmental Harm


Common Good today released a report revealing that improved permitting for the proposed Gateway Rail Tunnel Project under the Hudson River could save taxpayers billions and avoid significant environmental harm. The report – titled “Billions for Red Tape: Focusing on the Approval Process for the Gateway Rail Tunnel Project” – outlines the economic and environmental … Continue reading New Common Good Study Finds That Improved Permitting for Gateway Rail Tunnel Project Would Save Taxpayers Billions and Avoid Environmental Harm

New Report Finds That Bureaucratic Delays in Approving Infrastructure Projects Cost the Nation More Than Twice the Cost of Fixing the Infrastructure


New York, NY – September 2, 2015 – Delays in approving infrastructure projects cost the nation more than twice what it would cost to fix the infrastructure, according to a new report released today by Common Good, the nonpartisan government reform coalition. Those approvals can take a decade or longer, and the report shows that … Continue reading New Report Finds That Bureaucratic Delays in Approving Infrastructure Projects Cost the Nation More Than Twice the Cost of Fixing the Infrastructure

Nationwide Survey Shows A Majority Of U.S. Voters Believe Environmental Reviews Of Infrastructure Projects Could Be Shortened Without Harming The Environment


NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — A new nationwide survey of U.S. voters finds that a solid majority of voters (61%) believe it would be possible to cut the amount of time it takes to do environmental reviews of infrastructure projects without harming the environment. Though Republicans are most likely to say this would be possible, a … Continue reading Nationwide Survey Shows A Majority Of U.S. Voters Believe Environmental Reviews Of Infrastructure Projects Could Be Shortened Without Harming The Environment

Momentum For Health Courts Continues To Build — With Georgia Senate Bill The Latest Example


NEW YORK, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Momentum for the creation of specialized health courts continues to build, following the first U.S. presidential race in which both major-party candidates endorsed the reform proposal. The momentum for health courts is fueled by bipartisan agreement on the need to stem the rising cost of health care and the costly waste … Continue reading Momentum For Health Courts Continues To Build — With Georgia Senate Bill The Latest Example

Nationwide Survey Shows Large Majorities of U.S. Voters Want Federal Government Simplified


NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A new nationwide survey of U.S. voters finds that large majorities think America needs simpler, less complicated government. At a time when national political issues are polarized, the magnitude of agreement found in this poll is striking: 93% of voters nationwide think Congress and the President should overhaul government programs … Continue reading Nationwide Survey Shows Large Majorities of U.S. Voters Want Federal Government Simplified

Nationwide Survey Shows Large Majority Of U.S. Voters Think Complicated Government Rules And Regulations Are Major Impediments To Job Creation


NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A new nationwide survey of U.S. voters finds that large majorities think complicated government rules and regulations are major impediments to job creation and want Congress to address the problem. At a time when job creation is a major challenge for America, 64% of voters nationwide say “complicated” rules and regulations … Continue reading Nationwide Survey Shows Large Majority Of U.S. Voters Think Complicated Government Rules And Regulations Are Major Impediments To Job Creation

Nationwide Survey Shows 69% Of Small Business Leaders Say Complicated Government Regulations Impede Job Creation


NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A new nationwide survey of small business owners and managers finds that 69% believe complicated government regulations are “major impediments to the creation of new jobs.” Of those surveyed, 68% said that more businesses are investing in new technology rather than new employees “to avoid complications created by … Continue reading Nationwide Survey Shows 69% Of Small Business Leaders Say Complicated Government Regulations Impede Job Creation

Nationwide Poll Shows Voters Support “No Budget, No Pay” Proposal To Force Congress To Act


NEW YORK, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — One of the proposals that is gaining traction in light of Congress’s inability to pass a federal budget is the so-called “No Budget, No Pay” proposal, in which members of Congress would stop being paid if they do not pass a federal budget on time. A new nationwide poll shows that … Continue reading Nationwide Poll Shows Voters Support “No Budget, No Pay” Proposal To Force Congress To Act