Press

Every other month I write the "Public Money" column for Governing Magazine (circulation 65,000; online 250,000). Recent columns include:



















Selected recent quotes and coverage of my work:

September 6, 2017 - quoted in a Deadspin story about Seattle arena finances.

August 28, 2017 - quoted in a Bloomberg View story about proposed local taxes in Seattle

August 14, 2017 - interview with Q13 News about the UW Seattle Arena Finance project

August 2, 2017 - quoted in a Q13 News story about Seattle's Proposition 1 ballot initiative

July 31, 2017 - appeared on Professor Jeff Shulman's "Seattle Growth Podcast" to discuss the UW Seattle Arena Finance project

July 20, 2017 - quoted in a Wall Street Journal story about Seattle's city income tax

July 14, 2017 - appeared on Chris Cashman and Chris Daniels' "Next Best Podcast" to discuss the UW Seattle Arena Finance project

July 12, 2017 - interview with KOMO News about Seattle's proposed city income tax

July 11, 2017 - coverage of the UW Seattle Arena Finance project, in the Seattle PI, KING 5, SportsPress NW 

May 26, 2017 - quoted in an Arkansas Democrat Gazette story about the University of Arkansas' forthcoming bond issue

April 22, 2017 - quoted in a Seattle Met story about Mayor Ed Murray's proposed local income tax 

April 14, 2017 - appeared on the GovLove podcast to discuss trends in Master of Public Administration programs

April 5, 2017 - quoted in a Seattle Met story about Mayor Ed Murray's proposed sales tax to fund services for the homeless

November 2, 2016 - quoted in a Seattle Times story about King County's (WA) use of consumer marketing data

November 1, 2016 - quoted in an Arkansas Democrat Gazette story about the University of Arkansas football stadium bond deal

September 9, 2016 - quoted in a Keystone Crossroads (Pittsburgh NPR) story about municipal bond ratings

August 3, 2016 - quoted in an Illinois News Network story about public-private partnerships

July 10, 2016 - quoted in a Houston Chronicle story about the Houston Independent School District's procurement practices for bond counsel

June 7, 2016 - quoted in a Governing story about the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board's proposed standard on tax expenditure reporting

March 15, 2016 - quoted in a MarketWatch story about municipal bond issuance and the 2016 election

March 14, 2016 - interview with BEFM Radio (Busan, South Korea) about local bond elections 

January 26, 2016 - interview with KIRO 7 (Seattle) about State Senator Maralyn Chase's (D-Edmonds) proposed income tax 

September 29, 2015 - interview with ICMA TV about my ICMA/GFOA report

August 19, 2015 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about my ICMA/GFOA report

August 16, 2015 - quoted in a Detroit News story about school finance in Michigan

August 13, 2015 - CitySpeak (National League of Cities blog) story about my ICMA/GFOA report

July 31, 2015 - quoted in a Washington Post story about public-private partnerships in rural communities

May 16, 2015 - quoted in a Tacoma News-Tribune story about cost allocations to Tacoma's Click! utility

May 3, 2015 - quoted in a Boston Globe story about the risks to taxpayers of Boston's Olympic bid

March 20, 2015 - GovLoop podcast on activity-based costing in state and local government

January 27, 2015 - Interview with UW TV about the Governing Guide to Financial Literacy

January 11, 2015 - quoted in a Seattle Times story about the state budget process

September 3, 2014 - quoted in a Seattle Times story about public school funding in Washington State

November 4, 2013 - interview with Michigan Radio (NPR) about the proposed merger of the cities of Saugatuck and Douglas

August 6, 2013 - interview with Al Jazeera America about Seattle's tunnel construction project

December 18, 2012 - quoted in a Bloomberg story about the financing of the University of Washington football stadium

July 19, 2012 - interview with KCBS radio (San Francisco) about alleged LIBOR manipulation

July 17, 2012 - quoted in a WNYC story about the potential effects of LIBOR manipulation on municipal finance