Hi there, I’m Lizzie. I think about things, muck horse manure, am a mom, and a public administrator. Every once in a while I rare back and come up with an idea that makes some sense. Other times, I need you to help me figure it out. I spend a lot of time calculating things like cost or benefit to society, putting things into Excel spreadsheets, and I happen to know that if you don’t have living quarters in your horse trailer, you don’t have to pay excise when you register it. I teach some Pilates, grow gardens, and generally just try to keep things going. Politically I am quite recently an Independent, though I was a Democrat representative in the Maine State Legislature. I’ve decided that the two party system is creating a lot of gridlock, and people are spending more time blaming each other for problems than actively trying to listen to each other and find solutions. I’ve got a survey going on at the “Issues” page, if you would like to head over there and fill it out and let me know what your thoughts are. It helps me a lot with my research.
If you’d like to read some of the papers I have written on various topics of interest to me and others in my policy work, please head over to the “Papers” page.