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Eric Schnurer

Eric B. Schnurer is president of Public Works LLC, a public-policy and management-consulting firm that works with state and local governments across the country. He has served as a gubernatorial chief-of-staff and speechwriter or policy adviser to governors, senators, and presidential candidates.

The State-Level Future of Healthcare Reform

While the national debate over the Affordable Care Act remains deadlocked in dispute, local-level reform trends towards bipartisan convergence.


Shrinking Prisons: Good Crime-Fighting and Good Government

Corrections is the ultimate human service—and it can be done more cheaply and more effectively without locking so many people up.


Don't Worry About the Size of the Government

Setting out to shrink the size of agencies at all costs can actually raise them—as Louisiana's child-welfare system found.