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Data for Good: Stopping a Terrorist Attack

  • November 29, 2023
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An OpEd in the Wall Street Journal recently highlighted the power of data to stop terrorist attacks. That’s good. But, legislative...

Data Helps Catch Predators

  • November 28, 2023
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How does a police department locate a “dangerous sexual predator using only the perpetrator’s first name and a street name the...

Data Helps Prevent Medicaid Dis-enrollment

  • November 12, 2023
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Millions of otherwise eligible Medicaid consumers are at risk of being disenrolled only because there is no good way for the...

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Eric Ellman
March 10, 2022
Few crimes are worse than literally stealing food from families in need, but that’s what happened in Minnesota in 2021 because...
Eric Ellman
January 7, 2022
Even though Kirk Parker, Jr., has an “extensive criminal record,” he was still hired in 2019 by the Baltimore City’s Department...
Eric Ellman
December 5, 2021
In December 2021, the Trenton City Council voted 7-0 to dismiss its City Clerk, Matthew Conlon. The vote came “amid what...
Eric Ellman
November 7, 2021
Tenant screening providers serve an important public interest by offering what tenants demand and the law often requires: safe places to...
Eric Ellman
October 5, 2021
On the last day of the 2021 legislative session, a bill that would have limited employers’ and landlords’ access to criminal...
Eric Ellman
August 3, 2021
Brian Matthews, the Appriss Insights president, makes an important point about the labor economy in his home state of Kentucky. In...
Eric Ellman
June 24, 2021
In June 2021, 23, HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge sent a letter on reentry to PHAs, Continuums of Care, Multifamily Owners,...
Eric Ellman
June 10, 2021
The New Jersey Apartment Association had initial concerns with A. 1919 and S. 250, but “the association’s executive director, David Brogan, said...
Eric Ellman
June 1, 2021
The St. Paul City Council is moving to repeal its fair chance ordinance following an impressive legal victory against the city...
Eric Ellman
May 26, 2021
Pew reported recently that “a growing number of states are trying to ease the burden of expungement and record clearing by...