Schedule

 

SCHEDULE FOR JULY FISCAL SESSION

MONDAY July 25

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

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Dinner with Dick Ravitch

 

TUESDAY July 26

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 12:00 p.m.: Tips on writing bond stories. Amanda Albright. Bloomberg

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch break

1:00 p.m. – 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.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 Work session

WEDNESDAY July 27

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

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.:  Covering pension stories with Heather Gillers WSJ

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Lunch break

1:15 to 2:00 — Pension investments and public pension activism

2:00 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. – 11:30 a.m.: Tax incentives with Arlene Martinez, Good jobs First

11:30 a.m to 12:30 TIFS with A.D. Quig, Crain’s Chicago Business

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 JULY LOCAL ECONOMY SESSION

MONDAY July 11

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 with Greg and economist from NYC comptroller’s office

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

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Dinner with Dick Ravitch

TUESDAY July 12

9 a.m. – 10:30 pm: Covering infrastructure stories given the huge federal infrastructure investment

10:45 to 12:30 The social safety net and the economy

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch break

 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Tax Incentives with Arlene Martinez of Good Jobs First

4:15 to 5: Review and question period

WEDNESDAY July 13

9 a.m. – 10:30 pm

Real estate story seminar with Craig Giammona, real estate team leader Bloomberg

 10:45 a.m. – 12:15pm

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

 12:15 p.m.  to 1:15 Lunch

1:15 –  Wrapup