How Executive Detailees Could Help Ease Congress’ Staffing Problems

June 6, 2017
Source: Russell Mills and Jennifer Selin, 2017. It is becoming more widely acknowledged that Congress has a staffing problem. While the executive branch employs more than 4 million people,… Read More

Earmark Ban Fosters Lettermarks

January 30, 2017
The R Street Institute released a new policy study by Bowling Green State University Profs. Russell W. Mills and Nicole Kalaf-Hughes that found a rise in lettermarking occurring after… Read More

Exit Earmarks, Enter Letter-marks

December 12, 2016
By Russell W. Mills and Nicole Kalaf-Hughes Summary: Our recent research on letter-marking found executive agencies and the president now have wide discretion in the allocation of projects. Read More