Maxwell School News and Commentary
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Huber Talks to Real Change News About Carbon Pricing Programs
The fact that the costs of compliance are typically borne by workers and consumers is a fundamental flaw of carbon pricing programs, says Matthew Huber, professor of geography and the environment. It’s one that, he suggests, has led to the Biden administration’s relatively skeptical stance on cap-and-trade programs.
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Taylor Hamilton ’18 MPA/MA (IR) to Spend a Year in Asia as a Luce Scholar
The Maxwell School alum aspires to work as an urbanist and spatial equity advocate.
See related: Awards & Honors, East Asia, Race & Ethnicity, Social Justice, South Asia, State & Local, Urban Issues
Griffiths Speaks with Pluribus News About American Secessionist Movements
“Those processes, they’re hard to pull off. You need to have both sides in agreement. It just doesn’t happen that much,” says Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science. “The thresholds for success are just too high to make it work.”
See related: Political Parties, Rural Issues, State & Local, United States
Reeher Quoted in Governing Article on New York Gov. Kathy Hochul
The governor of New York possesses too much formal power to think about writing her off, says Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. “She has an enormous amount of power in the budget,” he says, “and that’s the thing that’s coming up next.”
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NBA Hall of Famer and Former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing ’66 to Speak at Syracuse University on Feb. 17
The legendary athlete will reflect on his past experiences, current challenges and work to uplift Black youth.
See related: Children, Adolescents, Civil Rights, State & Local
Reeher’s Campbell Conversations Keeps Community Educated on Politics
On the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, welcomes a different writer, politician, activist, public official or business professional to talk about their work each week.
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Mosher Weighs in on Schenectady’s Nickname Campaign in Albany Times Union Article
Anne Mosher, associate professor of geography and the environment department, says it’s not uncommon for localities to cast about for a new identity. “American communities have been reinventing themselves since the 19th century and this is generally how they attracted business and tourists.”
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Reeher Weighs in on Changing NY Sentencing Rules in Syracuse.com Article
Grant Reeher, professor of political science says the bills sound like they make sense and they could not only help lower some of the expensive costs of incarceration, but also help with some social issues. “But politically, the timing of these things couldn’t be worse,” Reeher says.
See related: Civil Rights, Crime & Violence, Government, New York State, Race & Ethnicity, State & Local
Gadarian Talks to Axios, US News About Support for Abortion Rights, Midterm Elections
There is a "mismatch between policies about abortion and attitudes about abortion at the state level," Shana Gadarian, professor of political science, tells Axios. While opinions around abortion are "relatively nuanced," even "Republican voters tend to be more pro-choice than the policies that we're seeing in Republican states," Gadarian adds.
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Reeher Discusses Midterm Election Results with Business Insider, CNN, CNY Central, Daily Star
“That seems to be what the outcome was—it was a non-outcome outcome. Maybe that’s not the worst thing in the world because I think we do need a presidential election year in which to try to establish some kind of direction on this,” Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells CNN.
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