Schedule

 

SCHEDULE FOR JULY 30 -AUG. 3

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.:  Budget exercise

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

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 3:30 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.

3:30 to 5:00 Why municipal finance reporting matters like never before…fiscal stress plus dodgy accounting plus regulators stepping up with Steve Malanga, Manhattan Institute

WEDNESDAY AUG. 1

 9:00  a.m. – 10:15  Unions and the Janus decision

10:30  a.m. – 12:30 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

12:30  p.m. to  1:30 p.m.: Working lunch: Incentives 2 with Liz Farmer of Governing

 1:30 p.m.  – 4:00  Everything you need to know about the pension crisis– with Don Boyd, Rockefeller Institute

4:00 p.m. –5:00: Pension investment strategies, pension bonds, retiree health care — with Greg David

 

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  Inequality and fiscal policy with Greg David

12:30 to 1:30  Lunch

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Reporting on disasters with Dave Harmon, Texas Tribune, and Mary Ann Beckett, Corpus Christie Caller-Times

4:00 to 5 p.m. Work session

FRIDAY AUG. 3

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

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