Schedule

 

SCHEDULE FOR JULY 8 -JULY 12

MONDAY July 8

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

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Dinner with Dick Ravitch, the dean and others

TUESDAY July 9

9 a.m. – 9:30: Bonds 101

9:30 to 12:00 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 2:45 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.

3:00  to 4:15 Budget Enterprise stories

Arlene Martinez, Venture County Star

4:15 to 4:45 Question time

WEDNESDAY July 10

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

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

12:30  p.m. to  1:30 p.m.: Lunch

 1:30 p.m.  – 2:30  Pension spiking and pension reporting. Claudia Vargas, Philadelphia Inquirer

2:45 to 5:00  Inequality: Covering the issue from a state, city perspective with Greg David

THURSDAY July 11

9:00  a.m. – 11:15  Data Journalism for Fiscal Polucy with Ben Casselman, New York Times

11:30  a.m. – 1:15 p.m.:  Covering tax Incentives With Michael Reicher, Nashville Tennessean

1:15 to 2:15: Lunch

2:15 to 4:15 Opportunity Zones A to Z

4:15 to 4:45 Question time

 

 FRIDAY July 12

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

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