Schedule

JANUARY 2023 FISCAL SESSION

MONDAY JAN. 9

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

10 a.m. – 3:15: Budgets A to Z with Greg David (includes lunch break).

Both budgets 101 and a special look at the pandemic’s effect on budgets

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Fiscal Red Flags with Bill Glasgall, Volcker Alliance

5:30: p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Dinner with Dick Ravitch

 

TUESDAY JAN. 10

9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Bonds 101 Greg

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.: How States and Cities Raise Money: All You Need to Know About the Bond Market with Matt Fabian

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:  How to apply this on your beat Genna Contino, Charlotte Observer

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch break

1:30 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 4:30 Work session

WEDNESDAY JAN. 11

 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: The Pension Crisis with Don Boyd

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:  How to cover key pension issues. Greg

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch break

1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.  – Covering the infrastructure bill

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  – Covering the social safety net

THURSDAY July 28

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.: Tax incentives and TIFS with with Arlene Martinez, Good jobs First and

A.D. Quig, Chicago Tribune

 

12:30 to 1:30 Lunch

1:30 to 4:45  Story workshop

FRIDAY July 29

9:30 a.m. – to 11:00 Wrap up with Greg David

 

SCHEDULE FOR JAN.  LOCAL ECONOMY SESSION

WEDNESDAY JAN. 18

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

10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: How to cover a local economy with an emphasis on jobs, unemployment as well as all the other indicators one can use with an emphasis on the pandemic recession and recovery.  And, of course, a special look at inflation.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch

2 p.m. to 3:30 Finding the data.

3:30 to 4:30 Data workshop and day wrapup

5:30  p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Dinner with Dick Ravitch

TUESDAY July 12

9 a.m. – 12:30  Tax incentives and TIFS with Arlene Martinez, Good Jobs First, and A.D. Quig, Chicago Tribune

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch break

 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Infrastructure, climate and social safety net

 

WEDNESDAY July 13

9 a.m. – 10:30 pm

Real estate story seminar

 10:45 a.m. – 12:15pm

Small business story seminar with Cara Eisenpress, Crain’s New York reporter and Newmark adjunct for  “Covering NYC Economy and Business’’

 12:15 p.m.  to 1:15 Lunch

1:15 –  Wrapup