Brookings Today, 10/23/14

A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.

  • Americans love their local public schools. Martin West examines why people rate their own local public school much better than public schools as a whole.
  • Obama’s climate legacy in the 2014 midterms. Bill Antholis and Han Chen discuss the importance of climate and energy issues in the primaries this year and how this might impact President Obama’s climate change legacy after the midterms.
  • ACA and the 2014 midterms. Elaine Kamarck looks at how public opinion of the Affordable Care Act is having an impact on the upcoming midterms.
  • States are key to ACA’s future. Stuart Butler makes the case that states “can and will become the vehicle—both politically and technically—for an era of progress” on the Affordable Care Act.
  • Hutchins Roundup. The Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy offers this regular roundup of economic news.
  • Cars remain king and barrier to economic opportunity. Adie Tomer and Joseph Kane explain why policymakers need to improve access to jobs for all workers across all modes of transportation
  • Key issues in the Kansas Senate race. Writing for the FixGov blog series on the 2014 midterm elections, Professor Patrick Miller of the University of Kansas answers questions about the Senate race between Sen. Pat Roberts (R) and challenger Greg Orman (I).
  • Gov. Jerry Brown address on water issues. At a recent forum hosted by The Hamilton Project and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Gov. Jerry Brown (D) of California delivered featured remarks on the landscape of water in the West.

Charmaine Crutchfield contributed to this post.