Apropos of my post on the Gerber and Gibson article about transit authorities:
I’m a regular Monkey Cage reader. I work as a budget analyst for the state of [redacted] and have an interest in political science. I read the post today and wanted to let you know that you scored a small victory for introducing political science research into public discourse as well as the decision making process. In about 2 hours, I’m going to talk with the Governor about how to structure a regional transit authority in the southeast part of the state. The post today and the paper you linked to are directly related the issues we will be discussing. While the posts on the blog are often partially relevant to my work, this is the first time that they’ve been directly related to something I was going to do that day. It’s awesome. Just wanted to say thanks.