Schedule

 

SCHEDULE FOR JAN 7 – JAN. 11

MONDAY JULY 30

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions

10 a.m. –3:00 p.m.: Budgets A to Z — with Greg David (With lunch break)

3:15 to 4:15:  Budget Red Flags — with Bill Glasgall Volcker alliance

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: What makes a good fiscal reporter with Stephen Fehr, Pew

6:15 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Dinner with Dick Ravitch, the dean and others

TUESDAY JULY 31

9 a.m. – 9:30: Bonds 101

9:30 to 12:30 p.m.: How states and cities raise money: All you need to know about the bond market — with Matt Fabian, Municipal Market Analytics

12:00 to 1:00 : Lunch

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Get to Know EMMA

For reporters covering state or local government, the Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website provides free access to detailed information about the financial health of states, cities and counties, as well as many hospitals, universities, stadiums and other ventures financed by public debt. Staff from the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board will demonstrate how to find data and information on EMMA, from public finance credit ratings to comprehensive annual financial reports. This interactive session will also highlight several EMMA tools and resources that can assist reporters with monitoring state and local finances and identifying potential stories.

3:15  to 5:00 The Fiscal Implications of Cannabis and Sports Gambling with Lucy Dadayan, Urban Institute

WEDNESDAY AUG. 1

 9:00  a.m. – 11:30 The Pension Crisis with Peter Kiernen

11:30  a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:  Covering Pension Investments

12:30  p.m. to  1:30 p.m.: Lunch

 1:30 p.m.  – 3:15  Covering Incentives with Bill Glasgall, Volcker Alliance

3:30 to 5:00 Cannabis A to Z or at least how to cover legalization, the players and how to follow the money.

THURSDAY AUG. 2

9:00  a.m. – 11:00 a.m.:  Data reporting for Fiscal Journalism with Ben Casselman, NYT

11:00 to 12:30  TK

12:30 to 1:30  Lunch

1:30 to 3:15 p.m. Inequality and fiscal policy with Greg David

3:15 to 5:00 to 5 p.m. Sports Gambling A to Z or at least how to cover legalization, the players and how to follow the money

FRIDAY AUG. 3

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Wrap up with Greg David

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