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Professor Paul Diller weighs in in Boston Globe article on mayoral policies

Diller was quoted recently in a Boston Globe article addressing the "rise of the mayors" -- the change, over the years, in local-government policymaking and its broader implications nationally.

Among the issues addressed is New York mayor Bloomberg's campaign against large-size sugary drinks.


Portland's parking-meter controversy carries on; WUCL professor David Friedman breaks it down

WUCL professor David Friedman was interviewed for an article in The Oregonian on the recent controversy for Salem's northern neighbor.

The saga began when a Portland city official took bribes during a parking-meter contract bidding process; it continues because the deal he brokered was actually a favorable one and Portland is considering pursuing it despite its shady origin.