Saturday, January 24, 2009

How OZ Really Works: How Federal Money Rules Drive Federal Policy

Our appreciation is extended to David Grahn, Associate General Counsel for Rural Dev't at USDA who taught a wonderful LL.M. class in federal policy last week. The LL.M. candidates are still raving about how much practical information they learned about the federal budgetary process and its impact on policy. David delivered a fast paced and real world explanation of how things work inside the Beltway, how budgetary rules often drive policy decisions, and how policymakers need to understand the process in order to advance their causes. It was a fascinating week, and we are grateful for David's willingness to come to Arkansas to deliver this important information.Add Image
Christopher and I had the special treat of hosting David in our mountain home, and we are sure that he felt about as far away from Washington, D.C. as he could get as we navigated the rugged roads to get here and back every day. David not only tolerated but charmed our extensive collection of dogs and cats, and I think they are still wondering why that nice man left. He is pictured here relaxing with our Golden Retriever, Hunter.

Thanks, David!

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