Schedule

 

SCHEDULE FOR JAN. 8 -JAN. 12

MONDAY JAN. 8

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

10 a.m. –2:45 p.m.: Budgets A to Z — with Greg David (With lunch break)

3:00 to 4:00:  Budget Red Flags — with Bill Glasgall Volcker alliance

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: What makes a good fiscal reporter — with Stephen Fehr/Pew Charitable Trusts

TUESDAY JAN. 9

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 3:30 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.

3:45 to 5:00 Budget Exercise

6:15 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Dinner with Dick Ravitch

WEDNESDAY JAN 10

 9:30  a.m. – 12:00 Data Journalism for State and Local Fiscal reporting –with Ben Casselman, New York Times

12 p.m. to  1 p.m.: Lunch

1 p.m. – 3:30:  Everything you need to know about the pension crisis– with Don Boyd, Rockefeller Institute

3:30 p.m. –4:15  p.m.: The case for public pensions — with Bailey Childers, National Public Pension Coalition

4:15 to  –5 p.m.: Pension investment strategies, pension bonds, retiree health care — with Greg David

 

THURSDAY JAN 11

9:00  a.m. – 10:30 a.m.:  Covering Incentives 1 with Bill Glasgall

How to find the new required disclosures on incentives and other tax breaks and use them in reporting

10:30 to 12:00  Covering Incentives 2:

Work shop on incentive stories with Mike Reicher of the Nashville Tennessean

12:00 to 1:00  Lunch

1:00 to 3 p.m. Why municipal finance reporting matters like never before…fiscal stress plus dodgy accounting plus regulators stepping up Steve Malanga, Manhattan Institute

3:15 to 5 p.m. Infrastructure

FRIDAY JULY 28

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

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